My Daughter Alice Johnson. The centre of my world. 1998 – 2022

But What?

Taken on (my only)  skiing trip to France. Late 1980s? Kodachrome 35mm slide film.


A big job for the firm

1980s walk around London taking some stock images, I came across a new guard at Buckingham Palace. 35mm fujichrome transparency film.

Imaging Workflow Workshops

My day job is being a professional retoucher. I have been working on other peoples images for over 35 years now, starting off in the colour darkrooms at Tony Stone Photolibrary (Later Getty Images) before setting up the first electronic imaging department there in 1991.

Most of my clients these days are big names in Photography or organisations such as the BBC and The Natural History Museum where I work on major projects such as the David Attenborough documentaries or Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

I have ran workshops around the Country but that is a little difficult at the moment so I have started offering remote workshops via screen sharing, zoom etc. These two hour 1:1 sessions are ideal for someone who would like a little bit of guidance with images / sotware / workflow etc. Each session is tailored exactly to your needs.

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Political journey

In the Summer of 1990 I travelled to Poland with Adam. We spent some time with Adams dad Boleslaw Sulik who was making a documentary for the BBC on the political movements there (a hot subject at the time).

The film crew were good company but with me being ignorant of Polish politics did not know who is being interviewed here, questions have been asked on Facebook so come back for more info later!
Joining the crew to review the tapes later I remember being very impressed with the clarity of the video they recorded (though of course it was just standard definition).

In retrospect I realise I missed the bigger story of the political movements forming around the race to power and how it would effect the lives of millions of people. In 2021 we find Poland under the influence of right wing thinking that like communism before it sees a totalitarian way forward as the answer, how ironic.



The Lamb and Flag pub, corner of James Street & Barrett Street, Central London. Taken in the early 1990s
Fashion changes of course but it does not suddenly jump every 10 years, here is the transition from a 1980s style to something different. I often walked from work in St.Johns Wood or later Camden town through central London on my way to Charring Cross and the train home. For me, socialising in a pub was something that happened at lunch time rather than after work.


Taken in the hills around Burnley Lancashire. Later 1990s.

Underground spaces

The pleasures of the London Underground in rush hour, London Bridge station. Later 1980s. Pentax K1000 camera, 400 asa high speed transparency film.