I've always been interested in photography even from quite an early age. One of my earliest recollections is going up the Monument to the Great Fire of London in about 1955 with my mother and taking photographs of the horizon all round on my little Kodak Brownie 127. Boy I wish I could find those photos now.
In about 1980 my wife bought me quite a nice Canon SLR and I started to get into it quite seriously. One Sunday evening in 1981 we were watching the BAFTA awards live on the TV when I happened to remark that if I had known they were on I would have gone over there to take some photos to which she replied "Well why don't you then". That evening started a very busy and rewarding period in my life and nearly started me on a new career in press photography.
I spent many evenings hanging around outside cinemas and theatres in the West End of London at Premieres and First Nights. Some of the photos I took are shown below or in the Galleries listed on the right. Most of them have been scanned in from the negatives so they are not up to full quality. Most of them have never been seen before.