About the Book
'Close To The Heart' is an illustrated collection of my poems and prose. It seemed an appropriate title for this book as all of them are the consequence of my own personal experiences. They have either been written, or the inspiration, for the audio visuals I make.
The accompanying photographs are mainly chosen from the images used in my audio visuals, though I have used 'Artist's Licence' to substitute where I felt appropriate! The photographs are all taken by me (except, of course, the ones of me!).
I was born on a farm in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, where my family still live. I moved north to Cheshire about 17 years ago and have spent the last eight years living on Wirral with John. I have had a camera from the age of about eight and have been passionate about photography ever since.