I have been taking photographs since I was eleven years old and also did my own developing and printing in a cupboard under the stairs. A blanket over the door shut out the light (and most of the air) and I can still smell the heady fumes of developer and fixer to this day.
I enjoy photography, I don't profess to be very good and to be honest I probably enjoyed just as much buying the latest camera or gadget which to improve my hobby. It seldom did.
My film cameras, like the semi professional Pentax LX's which are now confined to the loft have been replaced by a couple of Canon 5D's. Street and casual photography is now taken care of by the excellent Fuji X100S.
Jill was my girl friend at school and we met when we were both eleven years old. We went our separate ways after leaving school and met up again through Friend Reunited. We will celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary this year.
I am now semi retired from my company PVL Ltd and now enjoy many holidays and cruises with Jill.
More photographs can be seen on our other Twala* website - Just click on the cat to enter !
Update March 2013
All of my Canon gear has now been sold as lugging around a camera bag weighing 25 lbs was not much fun. So, I am now using a Fuji x-Pro1 and the excellent Fuji X-T1 and with just three lenses by bag now weighs just over 5 lbs.