Freelance photographer and author concentrating on outdoor sports, natural history and the environment throughout the world. Specialist in cave and mine photography, including the history of underground and flash photography. Zoology degree. Worldwide digital photo library of nature and travel pictures. Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society (FRPS).
Proprietor: Wild Places Photography (stock and commissioned photography); Proprietor: Wild Places Publishing (specialising in caving-related publications); former editor of Descent, with magazine layout and publishing experience (www.wildplaces.co.uk);
Publishing services: editing, indexing, proof-reading, layout and design; Photography and flash workshops; digital photography; commissioned photography and writing
Books: To Photograph Darkness; Images Below; The Spice of Life; Radical Sports: Caving
1993: Peter M Hauer Award Spelean History Award, National Speleological Society, USA ; 1997: Giles Barker Award for Excellence in Cave Photography; 1997: Tratman Award for caving literature; 1998: OWG/Fuji Professional Award for Excellence in Photography; 1998: Spelean Arts and Letters Award, National Speleological Society, USA; 2009: Tratman Award for caving literature; 2013 to 2020: seven times winner of the OWPG Award for Excellence for Photography. In addition, he has taken first place in national and international cave photography salons over 50 times, most recently in 2023, as well as receiving numerous commendations and ribbons.