I have been passionate about photography for many years. I use the excellent Nikon D850 & D800 digital SLR cameras, though I also have an old trusty Nikon D200 which I had specially converted to Infra-Red. I have always been fascinated by Infra-Red photography, though using Infra-Red film was a far more complicated process than it is today with a converted digital camera. But the results were worth it.
As well as regular photography, I have become a fan of the fascinating word of aerial photography using the amazing new DJI Mavic Air 2 drone. I am a registered Drone operator and flyer with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
I miss the good old days of film photography. That wonderful process of creating your image, photographing your subject was just the start. The fun then began in the dark room, processing the film, then of course printing the negative. The magical moment was watching as your image gradually appears on the blank paper immersed in the developer solution, a magical moment indeed. The creation of images used to be a wonderful and fascinating process from start to finish, that is sadly missing from today’s image making process.
I still have my original film camera’s and equipment, 2 classic 35mm, Nikon FA cameras with a range of Nikkor lenses and also a medium format Zenza Bronica SQ-A camera system. All wonderful, old classic cameras systems, which I have sadly not used in a while.
After leaving school, I studied Photography full time. During this time, I photographed the interior of a Chapel in a Convent in Mossley Hill. My course lecturer entered my interior, which I shot on a 5 x 4 inch monorail plate camera into the ‘British Institute of Professional Photography’ (BIPP) competition.
I was overjoyed when my image was chosen to be awarded a ‘First Merit’ in the student category of this prestigious national competition.
I have had the pleasure and honour of being a Volunteer, Guide, Trustee and photographer for the Registered Charity, ‘Friends of Williamson’s Tunnels’ since 1999. It has been a fascinating journey of discovery and exploration working in the Tunnels. Digging and exploring the tunnels, meeting many interesting people, but the most wonderful thing has been showing the many hundreds if not thousands of people around Joseph Williamson’s Subterranean kingdom. I have also had the pleasure taking many of the photographs within the tunnels, showing the progress of their discovery and restoration throughout the years.
- Twitter: @FoWT
- Web site: http://www.williamsontunnels.com
I am also involved in the “Liverpool & Manchester Railway Trust”. We are determined to get Liverpool’s Railway Heritage recognised and appreciated by the world. Liverpool, the birthplace of the Railways.
- Twitter: @LMRailway
In 1985 I started my career with British Rail, firstly as a Drivers Assistant, then becoming a Freight Train Driver in 1988. Though during this time I was delighted to given the opportunity to drive many Special Passenger trains. These services ranging from the “Northern Belle” and other special Traction & Heritage Excursions up and down the country. I am currently based at Liverpool Lime Street, working High speed 125mph tilting Pendolino and Super Voyager trains on the West Coast Main Line between Liverpool, London Euston and Holyhead.
I am Proud of my home city of Liverpool, its History, Heritage and it’s Architecture.
I love Photographing all things Subterranean, our Heritage, Architecture, Landscape and anything else that catches my eye…
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