I consider myself to be very fortunate to have been able too create and run a successful business doing something that I love — photography. Around the year 2000 I set up Silver Photography to offer a reportage / documentary style photograph service for weddings here in Scotland and have, since then, photographed somewhere in the region of 40 to 50 per year. I have always maintained that a photojournalistic approach is the best for my clients and I still work this way today.
Being self-employed has given me the freedom to take about as much time as I would like to travel and, aside from other hobbies such as gardening and cycling, that is what I do with my free time. Together with my wife Fiona we have been able to visit many countries and have had the time to explore small regions of them pretty thoroughly. Obviously, as a keen photographer, I have made photographs throughout our travels, and you can see some of those here on my website.
I am certainly not the type of photographer who visits the big sites and tries to take technically perfect images of them. For me that is incredibly boring and says absolutely nothing. Instead, I prefer to photograph anything that I find interesting and different to my own way of life here in Scotland. If I can show someone a photograph that has captured an interesting aspect of that particular place then I have succeeded.
I also love dogs and my own dog, little Chip, has been with me on many an adventure in Europe and throughout the UK.