I bought my first SLR camera in the 1980s, and turned instinctively to street photography. I also took numerous photos of riverside sludge! I had no formal training in photography but learned how to use a darkroom through joining a community arts group in Medway. I now live in Norfolk, where there is a surfeit of landscape. I prefer to focus on the forgotten and overlooked, those footpaths and byways that are not part of the so-called 'areas of outstanding beauty', though I'm drawn to some of the fantastic gardens in the area. I am also a writer, and in January 2014 I published my debut novel Time Tells (available on Amazon). I am currently working on my second novel.