Neil's Achievements

Born in 1978, Neil grew up with photography. His parents are both retired professional photographers.

Neil became involved with the family business from an early age, which continued throughout his studies to the end of his Degree in 2000.
    Interest in Neil's work flared after some early images captured with an old camera he was testing. Neil printed, mounted and framed them to put on display in the shop and they were soon bought by appreciating customers. The rest as they say, is history.
    Neil gained his Licentiateship with The British Institute of Professional Photography, winning the 'Best Licentiate Panel' of the year, resulting in a photographic trip to Tunisia. Neil also won two awards in the International Photographic Awards for this year, gaining over 80% scores for both.
    Neil was commissioned to photograph a number of Churches in Somerset, which were later printed and mounted for presentation to the Bishop of Bath and Wells. As well as gaining his Associateship Award with the BIPP and the Royal Photographic Society this year, Neil won five International Photographic Awards. 2003 also saw the production of Neil's first ever Calendar for 2004.
    Neil earned his Qualified European Photographer award in this year. At the time there were only 170 photographers worldwide who had achieved it, and less than thirty of those were in the UK. Neil was now amongst them, being both the youngest Welsh and British Photographer to gain this prestigious award. To attain it, Neil had to submit a panel of ten landscape images to the panel of judges in Brussels who then viewed it and awarded him the title of QEP.
    Neil launched his 'Morte d'Arthur' exhibition in January of this year, held at the King Arthur Hotel in Reynoldston on Gower. It attracted a lot of attention over the five days that it ran for, with an influx of enquiries after the event. Some of the original exhibition pieces were sold off to members of the public soon after. Neil also gained three International Photographic Awards in 2005.
    Neil spent this year increasing his portfolio of images, as well as teaching with a local college. Neil gained one International Photographic Award.
    As a direct spin off from the Morte d'Arthur exhibition of 2005, Neil began work on his first book 'King Arthur's Last Command'. This book encapsulated the entire Ninety Image visualisation of Tennyson's poem 'Morte d'Arthur'. Neil also had a prominent feature in 'Artists & Illustrators' Magazine, which gave a background to his unique style and working methods. Neil continued to teach with a local college and then with the Swansea City Council Life Long Learning Service. Neil also gained his PGCE Teaching Qualification during this year after studying for two years part-time.
    Neil completed his book 'King Arthur's Last Command', launching early in the year. Various commissions and travelling around the UK kept Neil busy during this year. Neil received three International Photographic Awards in during 2008 for his signature landscape work.
    Neil was heavily involved with teaching during this year, and also used his time to add to his library of images, revisiting some of the Gower churches which he now captured in colour for the first time.

    Neil also raised £450 for Macmillan Cancer Research at a Charity evening held at the King Arthur Hotel on Reynoldston on Gower. An auction was held for a large number of gifts and items donated by various individuals for the event.
    2010 found Neil carrying out more commission work, as well as holding an exhibition in Oystermouth Castle during the month of July, featuring a prominent display of the Castles of Wales. Back in 2001 Neil spent a week in mid-Wales travelling around photographing the greater known Castles of Wales. Many of these images were only seen for the first time during the exhibition at Oystermouth Castle.

    Neil donated another large framed image for auction in this year. The 'Wear it Pink' auction evening was once again held at the King Arthur Hotel in Reynoldston. The image raised £120 at the auction.
    Throughout this year Neil continued to build on his commission work and was involved with an increasing amount of product photography. Being a fully qualified Teacher Neil also launched his own 'Photo Days' tuition classes in association with Carreg Cennen Castle.

    Neil donated a large framed print of a Gower landscape for an RNLI fundraising event this year, which raised £90 for the cause.

    Neil also raised over £1000 for the British Heart Foundation after cycling 28 miles during the South Wales Bike Ride in September of this year. To date Neil has now completed the South Wales Bike Ride ten times.
    2012 has been an exciting year for Neil. This website has seen extensive changes, the 'Photo Days' classes have seen an increase in interest with Neil gaining interest from as far afield as Berlin for tuition. Neil has also been involved in judging and being invited to teach students of local colleges, passing on his knowledge of Landscape photography to eager students. Neil also features in the local 'Whats On' magazine, writing photo tip features for the magazine every issue. These can be seen in the 'Press' section of this site. Neil also had pictures featured for February and March in the Oystermouth Castle Calendar for 2013.

    On October the 26th this year Neil donated two framed prints for auction at the 'Wear it Pink' Night help for Cancer research held at the King Arthur Hotel in Reynoldston on the Gower Peninsula. One image was a 'One off' Digital restoration of Carreg Cennen Castle which took Neil a month to complete. This finally sold under the hammer for £245 after intense bidding activity. Neil also Donated a 1 metre Panoramic framed image of the Helvetia Wreck on the Rhossilli beach. This went for £70 under the hammer.

    Neil also won an IPad in a National competition held by Photo Wonder Uk after he was voted to have the best shop display of their Photo image products at the family business 'Colliers Photo Service' in Swansea.