Travels and work have taken me and across mainland Europe as well as Australia, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Benin, Brazil and China. Today I find myself in the Forest of Dean.
Publishing led to the forming of Sino Creative Associates and Shanachie Publishing in partnership with journalist Lew Baxter.
My passion for publishing has enabled me to contribute and publish over 30 photography and photo-essay books including: ‘World Heritage City’, a photo-essay book a book inspired by UNESCO with forewords by then British prime minister Tony Blair and Franceso Bandarin, the head of UNESCO'S World Heritage office in Paris; ‘Urban Reflections’, commissioned by the American multi-national Hewlett-Packard and which features a series of photo-essays focused on major cities in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and working with eminent photographers from the world renowned ‘Life Magazine’ and the famous Magnum photo agency.
China focused works include ‘The Bond of Friendship’ photo essay book, a celebration of UK-China cultural and diplomatic relations, which has a foreword by the Chinese ambassador to Britain, His Excellency Liu Xiaoming. It features many scenic photographs and was distributed widely in the UK and China. Also I co-published ‘The Icebreakers’, a history of the famous British 48 Group Club’s links with China; and ‘The Friendship Arch’, a photo-essay book which put the focus on Shanghai and its twin UK city of Liverpool, with forewords by the UK’s Lord Heseltine and the then Chinese ambassador to the UK, Zha Peixin.
Hello. I have been involved with Photography for over 40 years, recently gaining an MA in Photography. Additionally for the last 18 years I’ve been involved in Book Publishing and building Websites.