I never know what to write in these areas, so here goes, will probably add to this as I go along.
Born in 1964 in one of the rougher areas of Edinburgh, an unremarkable childhood and schooling, aiming for the dole as most of the kids in our area were and getting on with this quite nicely…
Initially was on a Y.O.P. with a photography lab in central Edinburgh but transitioned to taking photographs for the Craigmillar Festival Society for a year or so.
I then met a girl who was training to be a nursery nurse whilst I was training to be a doss head, kept meeting her from her training placement with under -5s earlier and earlier, going in and reading stories to kids, me with my Robert Smith hair-do as well.
Trained in working with children after the advice of the headteacher of the unit and have worked with children since. Running my own nursery for a couple of years and for the past 20+ years I’ve been working with children on the autistic spectrum, more specifically Asperger’s Syndrome, in a residential school in North Yorkshire.
Studying Art History with the Open University and with the goal to get my BA then MA in Art History, this has helped me to understand my own and others practices.
My photography has been developed through self study and practice though I never seem to get enough time for either, but getting more able to work at making time for both. I’m hoping that this theory will also go through into my writing.
Well just a taster of me, more to come, maybe…
(Oh and I have a cat…)