Hi, my name is Tom. I am 39 years old. I live in Liverpool, a city on the Northwest coast of England.
The Port of Liverpool was founded in 1207 AD and serves as a gateway for the importing and exporting of goods from all over the world. Liverpool is a very cosmopolitan and vibrant city, welcoming visitors from many distant lands.
Despite its industrial roots the whole region of Northwest England hosts a very diverse collection of flora and fauna; providing a treasure chest of subjects for any photographer.
Having been interested in wildlife since childhood, I was always keen to learn about, name and record the things I saw. With the dawn of the digital era, a medium to record and store images on a computer became available and in turn, a fabulous way to share with others documented moments of time and vision.
I have only been shooting in digital since the beginning of 2004; first using a Nikon Coolpix 4500 camera, attached to my spotting scope (known as digiscoping) then late 2005 I purchased a Canon Eos 20D, a digital SLR camera, soon adding a Canon 400mm f/5.6 lens. The capacity for learning photography, whether film or digital is huge. Photography here in the UK, I believe, is very challenging. Extremes of weather, light and temperature all play a big role in enabling the photographer to produce very powerful and often moody images. When I take a picture, Im looking for a shot that has interesting light, texture, contrasts and atmosphere, seasoning each shot with a flavour from that moment.
Whilst I don’t claim to be an expert with a camera, I do believe my passion for photography and in particular natural history, enables me to produce images that give me a lot of joy, and hopefully to other viewers of my work.
Enjoy your visit!