Photography is an enjoyable and functional part of my professional life, though I am not a professional photographer. Photography integrates well with my musical travels and I use the resulting images to illustrate my web journal. I also use my skills as a photographer to create images for client's websites and I make short films with my DSLR.

Canon EOS 100D
Canon EF 50mm ƒ/1.4
Canon EF-S 18 - 55mm ƒ/3.5 - 5.6
Canon EF-S 55 - 250mm ƒ/4 - 5.6

  • Beetham Tower, Manchester

    Photography Gallery Beetham Tower, Manchester

  • Swan

    Photography Gallery Swan

  • Butterfly

    Photography Gallery Butterfly

  • Seal, Peel, Isle of Man

    Photography Gallery Seal, Peel, Isle of Man

  • Early Steps in Weimar

    Photography Gallery Early Steps in Weimar

  • Black Guillemot, Peel, Isle of Man

    Photography Gallery Black Guillemot, Peel, Isle of Man

  • Kingfisher

    Photography Gallery Kingfisher

  • Canal Scene in Venice

    Photography Gallery Canal Scene in Venice

  • Razorbills On The Sugarloaf, Isle of Man

    Photography Gallery Razorbills On The Sugarloaf, Isle of Man

  • Lizard

    Photography Gallery Lizard

  • Isle of Man Steam Railway

    Photography Gallery Isle of Man Steam Railway

  • Dawn Scene, South Elmham

    Photography Gallery Dawn Scene, South Elmham

  • View from The Lodge

    Photography Gallery View from The Lodge

  • Canal in Amsterdam

    Photography Gallery Canal in Amsterdam

  • Water Droplets

    Photography Gallery Water Droplets

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writing on music, photography, travel and life as a freelance professional musician.

Telemann - Der Tag des Gerichts - Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century - Tour 142 - Concertgebouw, Amsterdam

Living a life as a touring musician, it is certainly a frequent occurrence to wake up and wonder exactly where you are. Sometimes it takes just a few moments to realise, as you recall your movements of the previous day. On other occasions a blandly corporate hotel room (while offering predictability and consistency) gives little indication of whether you are in London, Paris, Vancouver or Sydney. Even
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H. Finke Coiled Trumpets

On Wednesday 1st July 2015, I finished teaching for the day and I noticed a missed call on my iPhone. It was from my former teacher Michael Laird. I called him back as I walked to the railway station and he told me, now that he had turned 75, he would be retiring from trumpet playing entirely. He explained that he had played since he was 15 years old and now, 60 years on, it was time to stop playing
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Berlin Photography & Berlin Musical Instrument Museum

Aside from a few rail trips that have passed through, I have seen little of Berlin outside of the Hauptbahnhof. I felt that it was a shame not to stop to see more on those visits, and I resolved to do just that on this occasion. Travelling to the Island of Usedom for the Usedomer Musikfest involved flights in and out of Berlin Tegel, so it seemed logical to extend my trip slightly (at no additional
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Mozart C Minor Mass in Wrocław

20th - 22nd June saw another visit to the charming city of Wrocław in Poland. I was joined by Matthew Manchester, as he happened to be back in Britain from Australia at the perfect time to be able to fit this little tour into his schedule. It was great to be able to play with him again, as the last time was in Australia doing a tour of Monteverdi's L'Orfeo in 2012.We played two concerts in Poland
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