About the Book
This book contains photographs taken mainly underwater in the seas around the Philippines. An area known as the 'Coral Triangle', the global epicentre of marine biodiversity. This is just a small glimpse of that biodiversity, focusing mainly on the macro life.
Coming back into education after nearly 35 years could have been quite daunting, but it has turned out to be one of the best decisions that I have made. My interest in photography stretches back nearly four decades, and I am now able to combine it with my other passion, Scuba Diving, which I have been teaching for the last couple of years. As a consequence, the vast majority of my photographs tend to be in, on or centered around water. As well as taking pictures in and around the waters of the UK, I have been lucky enough to travel to exotic locations around the world and record the rich diversity of flora and fauna under the sea. However, I have recently been inspired closer to home, taking photographs of people in the water, and the creative opportunities that this gives me is very satisfying, and I hope to explore the commercial possibilities of this in the near future. I am inspired by colour, light and natural beauty, and I hope that my photographs convey this.