My Best Side. Image courtesy of Justin Minns.

I'm an Automotive Designer by day and a photographer in the early morning. I first picked up a camera in the mid-1980s, whilst working in North America: It gave me something to do at the weekends after a long working week. I’m a self-taught photographer who has always enjoyed being creative. My photography explores the primal material of the Landscape, in both its natural beauty and man-made forms.
For nearly 30 years, I used a combination of Canon film and digital technology to create my unique vision.
The traditional enlarger and those trays of chemicals have long since been abandoned. The tools have changed many times, but as ever that human element of creativity has been paramount.
In recent times however, health issues brought me to a point where amongst other things I nearly gave up Photography altogether. I won’t bore you with the whole story but there was a constant niggling question as to where my Photography was going as I tried to find a path through the responsibilities and stresses of everyday life.
I gave away my Canon DSLRs and purchased a Fuji X-T10 and began taking walks in a local wood that I had known as a child. I fell in love with Photography again. My work has now taken a more personal path that you could well say is a woodland track. The solace found in an early morning walk within the woodland has been a therapy for me. There is a Japanese practice called Shinrin-yoku which in English translates as “forest bathing”. I’m currently taking a very long bath.
My images are made in Camera without being Photoshopped. Using a computer all day in my design work leaves me with little enthusiasm for working on one at night. I therefore try to keep it as simple as possible.I use Lightroom CC to make the minimal adjustments to Film Profiles, Colour Balance, Contrast and Exposure. Occasionally I may use the Snapseed App if I really want to go overboard.
I live in South Woodham Ferrers, Essex, England.
Please feel free to contact me about my work: whether you are just browsing, wish to purchase a print, or are enquiring about the use of high resolution digital images for commercial purposes.
To contact please email one of the following:
dcphotography.net@btinternet.com
or
Click on the menu heading "contact" above.
Thank you.

Gear
For some reason people are always interested in gear. Today I keep it simple and light. So here goes:

Equipment List:
Fuji X-T10 Mirrorless Camera.
Fuji X-T1 Mirrorless Camera (Used Approved. In the old days they used to call this second hand).
Fujifilm 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 XF Lens.
Fujifilm 18-55mm F2.8-4 XF Lens.
Fujifilm 27mm F2.8 Lens.
Vivitar FD (Canon) 138mm F2.8 Lens with K&F Fuji X Mount adaptor. (Used sparingly)
Canon Cable Release RS-60E3 (Yep. Works on a Fuji)
Lee Sev5n Filter System.
Gitzo GT3542LS Series 3 Carbon Tripod with a Gitzo GH3382QD Series 3 Ctr Ball Head and L Bracket.
Vanguard Havana 41 Back Pack.
Billingham Photo Vest.
I-phone 6.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Android Tablet with Adobe Cloud Lightroom CC plus Snapseed and Pixlr Apps.
Azus UX301L Notebook with Adobe Cloud Lightroom CC.

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