About Me


“Ask yourself, ‘Why am I seeing and feeling this? How am I growing? What am I learning?’ Remember: Every coincidence is potentially meaningful. How high your awareness level is determines how much meaning you get from your world. Photography can teach you to improve your awareness level.”
Ansell Adams

Hi! I’m Richard and this page is about me. I’m a scientist by background and a manager in the NHS by profession.

Photography was a hobby when I was a student, but children came along and photos became a record of family holidays, and were taken on a phone.

The coronavirus pandemic has affected us all with lockdowns, loss of loved ones, disruption to work, being unable to meet family and friends and so much else. I have not been as badly affected as others, but I have found a need for a ‘happy place’ and so, now my children are older and I can have hobbies again, I have purchased a beginners’ camera to return to that student hobby and find a mindful space.

But everything’s different! Gone are filters and rolls of 35mm film, and now it’s memory cards and Photoshop.

A New Richard, A New Context

So, I’m in a new space. This is my journey as a student photographer who has forgotten more than I remember about photography. Who has discovered himself in a new world of digital photography. Who is a beginner as a hobbyist photographer. My aim is to tell some stories and, share some images and hopefully share some learning. What is going to be here?

The stories are going to be about my experiences in photography. Things like trips and attempts at photographic styles, or perhaps how I found pieces of equipment. You can find these in the blog section.

I am also going to share some of my photographs, which you can find in the portfolio section.

Feel free to comment and perhaps I’ll also branch out and look at some social media too. Hopefully I’ll improve and take better photographs, I’d love to hear your views and suggestions. Many thanks, hear from you soon and take care.

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