I think it’s fair to say that not a day, or perhaps even an hour goes by when I don’t think about photography at some point. The art, as we photographers’ like to call it is so deep rooted in my being, that I expect it to stay that way until the day I die! I took a personality profiling test recently and I was presented with the title ‘Adventurer’ as my personality type and I quote! “Few personality types are as colourful and charming as Adventurers and they are known for their kindness and artistic skills. Adventurers are great at finding exciting new things to explore and experience and are able to show their creativity in tangible ways and with stunning beauty. Whether writing a song, painting an emotion, or presenting a statistic in a graph, Adventurers have a way of visualising things that resonates with their audience”. I rather like this as feel it sums me up and I would like to know if you agree, if you ever meet me!
When I fully wind back the clock from where I am today, I think it all started in junior school with trip to the Martin Mere Wildlife and Wetlands Trust centre near Southport. So with that in mind, below is my timeline in it’s entirety as I remember it starting in 1977!