After a 3 year diploma course specialising in fashion and advertising at the "School of Photography" Regent St, London I imagined I would spend my life photographing beautiful women.

But I got side tracked by accident and worked for Arthur Alan Jones shooting wildlife films in Africa for a USA network for a few years

Having survived that (don't ask) I worked for Survival Anglia Ltd and later on the BBC Natural History Unit for 25 years in Africa as a Director Cameraman.

Shooting complete films and segments for Wildlife on One, Planet Earth, The Trials of Life and The World about Us.

Then 30 years ago I got sidetracked again by computers having immediately realised that photography was going to go digital. It took much longer than I thought but I converted as soon as it was practical to do so although I still have a 6x7 Pentax.

Film awards
1973 The Prix du Prince, Prince Rainier's award at the Monte Carlo film festival (best film on the environment) for "The Empty Desert" (Namib Desert)

1982 Merit award for artistic excellence at the Wildscreen Film Festival, University of Montana, for the film "Flower from the Flames" (Protea)

1983 Merit award for best scientific film at the Wildscreen Film Festival, University of Montana, for the film "Gently smiling Jaws" (Crocodiles)