I am a self-taught photographer, specialising in landscape and travel photography currently living and working in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
At the age of 40, I decided to take the chance at turning what was an impassioned hobby into a way of life. My previous endeavours in graphic design and publishing may have kept the bills paid but itchy feet were getting the better off me.
I made plans to take off on my travels, camera in hand with the aim to capture as many of the world’s most outstanding landscapes that my tight budget would allow (surprising just how far you can get by sleeping in the back of a car and taking luxuries out of the equation).
With my home rented out and all of my worldly possessions in storage I bade farewell to family and friends with echoes of “safe travels” and “mid-life crisis” ringing in my ears and began my journey, not just to the other side of the globe but to what would be a whole new way of life.
Happy to say I didn’t regret it for one second and spent an amazing year travelling around the globe. I visited Dubai, Hong Kong, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Singapore before three months Australia and two in New Zealand. I stopped off in Fiji for a week before heading Stateside to catch up with some friends and a first sampling of the national parks before a quick trip to Mexico then Belize which reset my visa for the USA. I returned to the US with a three-month mission to visit as many National Parks as possible before heading North across the border into Canada. In my final month, I travelled around Vancouver and Alberta before heading east to Toronto as my last city stop and then finally heading home.
I’m now focusing on sharing my experiences and knowledge of travel and photography while still travelling as much as possible. I hope to inspire and help others along the way by demonstrating that our day to day lives can be as much of an adventure as we want them to be.