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I retired early in order to pursue various personal creative projects which I undertake on a strictly Not For Profit basis.
It is always good to consider; potential sales, new photographic or cinema journalism assignments, and publication, display, exhibition, or other related opportunities.
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.
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.