It’s a been a good year for photo competitions! I’ve now had two shortlisted for Bird POTY, two for Wildlife Photographer of the Year (International) and two for European Photographer of the Year. All the original files have now been uploaded, so it’s just a question of waiting. The one I’ve really got my heart set on is British Wildlife Photographer of the Year, so with the deadline in three weeks I’ll be working very hard!
I still fear being seen as a ‘look at me’ sort of person, but I would be letting myself and all those who have battled with mental illness down if I stop striving. I’m not a conceited person and it’s taken me a long time and many hours of psychiatric help to get me where I am. A few years ago I was encouraged to test the water by showing my work to more than family and close friends, and so I held an exhibition at Ashridge and raised thousands of pounds for charity.