Born and educated in Vancouver and after a few years in the Navy, I left Canada for the UK to study photography at the Guildford School of Art. The Director of Photography, Ifor Thomas, had taught at the Reimann's school in London, previously the Bauhaus, before it was forced to leave Germany. I valued his revolutionary teaching methods and began my career with a commission to supply many of the still photographs used in the Oscar winning Documentary "Dylan Thomas", directed by Jack Howells and narrated by Richard Burton. My first exhibition at the Wig & Pen Club resulted in numerous commissions and magazine articles.
However, my main focus of work as a freelance photographer in London was on industry and people at work – from oil, steel and coal, to advertising, banking and graduate recruitment. I helped start up Job Magazine, a publication to help students in choosing a career; became a director and eventually sold the title to Hobson's Press. I photographed the work of Derek Jarman in his early years, including his film set design for Ken Russell's The Devils. I became a major contributor to Francis Hodgson when he ran Photonica, now part of Getty Images. Today, I live and work in Edinburgh and my photographs can be found online with Alamy, Broth Art, Saatchi, and in my next exhibition.