I am attracted by various different types of subject matter, styles and genres of photography. I am not concerned with pushing boundaries or immersed in a concentrated creative process. I like to "see" a picture, and then just take it as it is in the viewfinder, with virtually no manipulation of the image afterwards. I had two careers in my life, the first working within the audio visual/media production industries, the second working within creative and media education, latterly as a Head of a large Creative Studies Faculty.
Apart from my wife, children, family, friends and work colleagues, a constant companion to me in my everyday life has often been a simple straightforward still camera either over my shoulder, or in my pocket. As I have gone about enjoying the day, if I have seen something that has caught my eye, I have photographed it. I also love chocolate - one of my favourite all time cameras having been manufactured by Lindt.
Like so very many people I am conscious of the history of photography and cinema. I am very lucky that at the age of 18, in the late 1960s, I had the opportunity of studying photography, film and video, full time, for three years.  In mid life I was able to study at degree level and upgrade my old HND qualification into a degree in Photographic Media Studies. An appreciation of such modern visual cultures, hopefully sharpens one's perception and enjoyment of the incredible everyday world around us.
Today, as a retired active mature person, I am as passionate about photography and cinema as I was when I was attempting to start out in those areas in the late 1960s.

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It is always a pleasure to hear from people and you can contact me via my email address:   mark@creativeimage.org.uk
My activities these days are purely personal creative projects - not commercial work.
I like to consider new photographic, display, exhibition, web or writing projects or other related activities ( there are some related menu items ). Eventually any images of mine, within this site, that do not contain anyone else's copyright material, will be available as a card, a set of cards, a print or a canvas. All such images are available for display, or for reproduction in books, magazines and websites. Any fees charged will be to recover costs and outgoings only.
I retired early in order to pursue various personal creative projects which I occasionally undertake on a strictly Not For Profit basis.  

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