About

Rob discovered photography whilst at school in a remote corner of Cumbria after being inspired by his geography teacher, Jim Fisher, whose images recorded adventures that fed the imagination. Shortly after becoming interested in the medium he obtained an old Fuji SLR which barely worked, but the seed was sown. Since this time technology has not ceased it's onward march and the switch to digital was made in early 2006.

Rob is now based a little outside Ulverston (and just south of Coniston Water) in Cumbria, a convenient location to explore the Lake District, northern England and beyond. There are regular forays into Scotland and Ireland with plans being constantly hatched to venture further afield.

Outside of taking photographs Rob installs and maintains sewage pumping and treatment plants, and has completed an MSc in Environmental Architecture at the Centre for Alternative Technologies in Wales, which will add another qualification to the growing list that includes a BSc in Archaeology from the University of Glasgow, and an MSc in IT from the University of Liverpool. Prior to this his career has been an IT Manager, Archaeologist, Anthropologist, trainee Zoologist, Film Extra and almost made it as a Rock Star.

Whilst not working or studying Rob can usually be found in the hills, either mountain biking, walking or mountaineering - and more often than not with a camera attached to his person.

Rob's work has been published in Singletrack Magazine, a couple of Zoological papers, and several web sites, including: singletrackworld.com; outdoorsmagic.com; photographymonthly.com. He is also a regular contributor and administrator on the Travel Photographers Network and sells images via Alamy.