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About

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Hi, I'm Clive

I'm based on the outskirts of London in the UK and have been taking photographs since my Dad gave me a Box Brownie camera when I was about 10 years old. I was also inspired by my lovely Uncle Ted, who had a lovely Rolleiflex and his darkroom occupied a large part of my school holidays. Over the years I progressed through a dalliance with 8mm movies in my teens, then after a gap of I can't remember how many years whilst I was too busy slaving away in a number of ad agencies (plus the nearby pubs and wine bars!) I fell in love with 35mm and owned a number of Olympus and Nikon cameras, all of which I still have. A Nikon D90 was my introduction to the digital era and this was followed by a Nikon D7200, then finally I moved up to full frame with my current Nikon D750. The new D850 sounds amazing and so does the Z7 mirrorless, so maybe one day I will upgrade, but in the meantime I'm also planning to go retro and use my old Nikon F-801S 35mm, to see if some of the theory I have learned from studying for my NCFE certificates in photography will help produce some decent images on film without being able to use Lightroom and Photoshop!

I'm not by any means a professional photographer, just an enthusiastic amateur who's been taking photographs for well over 50 years. Mostly, if I'm being honest, rubbish snapshots. But now I have some time on my hands to travel more and study the theory, I'm hoping to get better, particularly in the areas of Landscape and Street photography, which I suppose are my main loves. Although, as you will see from the banner above and from the images in my Gallery, nature is also way up there for me and a tiger safari in Kanha National Park in India in December 2017 gave the opportunity for what I think are some really great images. A stroll around the back streets of Delhi was also fascinating for the street photographer in me.

The gallery images are a sample of what I have so far and more will be added as time goes on. So I'd love to hear what you think. If you'd like to comment, please go to the Contact page and drop me a line. And if I get enough (any?) likes, I might add a sales page, where you will have the opportunity if you want to, to get hold of prints of my work.

But then of course if that happens, I'll have to delete the sentence that says I'm not a professional!!!