Who's behind the camera?
Been wondering who's behind the camera in these images?
I'm an aviation photographer, private pilot and car enthusiast.
I entered the fascinating world of general aviation through my partner who is an ex-RAF fighter pilot. Even though he retired 15 years ago he still flies. I started taking photographs of aeroplanes wherever we went as my eyes opened to the profuse variety of different types of aircraft. I love the atmosphere at airshows where you can see them, meet their owners and talk to people involved in aviation.
Shortly after we met I went on my first formation flight, when I had the opportunity to photograph aeroplanes in flight. Since that day, I have never looked back - it was addictive, exciting and challenging all at once.
Since then we often fly in our fully restored concours-winning Scottish Aviation Bulldog. It's a good feeling being part of the team, taking part in the planning, pre-flight preparations, sortie, the landing and de-brief. I am excited when I see the other aircraft closing in beside us, and I admire the considerable skill of the pilots who fly together this way.
Well, they say, if you can't beat them join them, so in 2017, I gained my pilot's licence. Being a pilot helps aviation photography, gives you a much better understanding of what is happening, and how to stay safe. If you get that right, it’s even more fun!
My aim is to capture the spirit of aviation in my images, and I hope you have enjoyed your visit to my site.
If you have a project or idea and would like to work with me, I'd love to hear from you.
Above: A "selfie" with a difference - I happened to catch my reflection in the pilot's visor and took this shot of myself!
Below: Our camera ship is a Scottish Aviation Bulldog T1, pictured at Elvington, North Yorkshire; with its large unobscured canopy it is an excellent platform for aviation photography.