About the Book
This could be viewed as the "Book of the Film", though they are all "still" images, a personal choice of photographs made between 1953 to the late 1990’s, with a long gap in the 70’s. The exhibition has been arranged to form a retrospective, although somewhat limited in size physically; the book reflects the actual gallery layout. I hope "Along the Way" will not be seen as "just another catalogue", but rather as an overview of the wide range of subjects covered in my photographic oeuvre.
Born in 1925 in Grimsby, England I soon showed artistic aptitude and won a scholarship to study graphic design – studies disrupted by the war, and service in Royal Air Force. After the war I worked on missiles and the Skylark research rocket. In 1972 I was offered a job in the German Aerospace Research Organization, the NASA of Germany. The change of life-style in Bavaria triggered me to take photography seriously, making close-ups of Alpine flowers for my wife. This developed into a fascination for detail and still life, as well as landscapes, making images featured in my exhibitions and several books. We made many journeys around the Greek islands, France, Italy, Spain & Portugal, shooting literally acres of film. I have often said that if a motif presents itself suddenly ‘out of the blue’, I see it intuitively as a graphic image or some abstract design – a reaction difficult to describe and almost impossible to teach others. I photograph anything that stands or moves, or moves me.