Photography and art has defined who I am all my life from film to the present digital age. I eventually became an Associate of The Royal Photographic Society in 2011. My journey as a specialised printmaker started at the inspirational John Howard Print Studios in Penryn where I create photopolymer steel etching plates from my photographic images that are eventually cured by the sun, inked up with oil based inks and printed by pressure as a conventional intaglio print using traditional printmaking skills on my Gunning Etching Press producing small runs of fine art edition prints.The desire to do this grew out of the evolution of the digital age, I was tired of the growth of throwaway images and needed to get back to a more of a time honoured way of presenting my images. It is a slow process creating an impression of an image, rather than an exact representation of how it looks but, also to how it feels. Each print being unique taking on a warmth and beauty not present in any other photographic process. Much of my inspiration is taken from nature in the wild Celtic landscape that I have loved and lived in for most of my life. The coast, the sea and the moors, isolated places attract me the most where I study and capture the natural world.I also practice other alternative photographic print-making processes, Venetian Monotype which I learnt whilst in Venice and the mid 18c photographic Cyanotype process that also uses the sun to create the vibrant cyan blue one off prints.