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I am a photographer who is blessed to live in the North East of England. The scenery at times is spectacular and there are endless photo opportunities.  If I am not wandering around the Quayside with a camera you will find me along one of our spectacular beaches and towns along the Northumberland Coast.

I am extremely proud to be a published photographer with my first book “It’s Grim Up North”.  Showcasing the best of Newcastle and Gateshead, it’s a fantastic photoo book with facts, information, and Geordie folklore.

My biggest achievement to date is winning first place in the National Bing Photography Competition. Out of 8,500 photos my image was selected as winner in the ‘Your Britain’ competition with a prize of £10,000 and my image featured on the bing.com home page. The judges included Dizzee Rascal, Alan Sparrow (Picture editor of Metro Newspaper), Ben Drury (Art Director and Dizzee Rascal collaborator) and Pleaseance Coddington (Writer and Tourism Expert from Visit Britain). I was also a runner up with ‘Fancy a Race?’ in the ‘Port of Tyne – Reflect Awards’ held at the BALTIC art gallery in Newcastle. My image was displayed in the BALTIC for 6 weeks.
Further to that, two of my images were winners in the ‘Big Metro Photography Competition’ in 2012. These images have been turned into public art and are displayed at Byker Metro station on the Tyne and Wear Network System.

Please feel free to contact me if you would like to have a chat about my work, or if you have any business enquires – info@toonphotography.com