The word “amateur” comes from the Latin word “amore” which means “to love”. Amateurs do things because they love doing them, rather than in order to make a living. I am a keen amateur photographer with varied photographic interests, from still lives and landscapes to high speed stop-motion action shots and abstracts.
While we can all use both the environment and the society, in which we live, as a pool of resources and opportunities, it is important that the pool is replenished on a regular basis. So I’m a volunteer photographer for the Saint Francis Hospice, where I have covered event photography and taken pictures for press releases since 2008. It’s an enjoyable way of giving a little back to society, and I hope it helps promote the hospice and the wonderful work they do.
Monday to Friday between 9 and 5.30 I am a senior IT consultant specialising in ITIL-based service delivery. IT’s structure and rule-based logic is the yin to creativity’s yang.
The blog is a series of musings over all sorts of photographic subjects and objects. Sometimes about a single picture. Sometimes a location. And sometimes about what I consider to be at the core of photography: To have and to use imagination in order to achieve a specific result. I hope you’ll stop by every now and then, and I’d be thrilled it you decide to share your views in the comment sections on the blog.