MY HISTORY OF SUCCESS AND MY HISTORY OF FAILURE

 

 

1966
BECAME INTERESTED IN MUSIC AFTER LISTENING TO THE YARDBIRDS

1969

DEVELOPED MY FIRST FILM AND MADE MY FIRST DARKROOM PRINTS

1973

BECAME ENTHRALLED BY ELECTRONIC MUSIC THANKS TO ROXY MUSIC FEATURING BRIAN ENO

1974

STARTED TO BE INTERESTED IN ANALOGUE SYNTHS AFTER LISTENING TO THE ARP ODESSEY AND WINGS 'BAND ON THE RUN'

1975

BECAME CURIOUS ABOUT MOTORCYCLES ESPECIALLY THE SUZUKI GT550

1976

STARTED WORK FOR CIBA GEIGY AS A LABORATORY ANALYST

1977

BOUGHT A KAWASAKI KH250 TWO STROKE TRIPLE

1977

HAD A VERY SERIOUS MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT IN WALTHAM ON A SUNNY OCTOBER AFTERNOON

1978

SPENT SIX MONTHS IN HOSPITAL AS A RESULT OF THE ACCIDENT

1979

BOUGHT MY FIRST EVER HI-FI SOUND SYSTEM

1980

DISCOVERED A TASTE FOR ASIAN CURRY

1982

BECAME ADDICTED TO FIREARMS AND SURVIVAL AT THIS TIME

1985

BOUGHT INTO A MEDIUM FORMAT BRONICA CAMERA SYSTEM

1986

STARTED TO WIN MANY AWARDS FOR MY BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY AND PRINTING AT LOCAL LEVEL

1987

WON THE CROSSKILL CUP AND MAYBEL BAXTER TROPHY WITH GRIMSBY PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY IN THE SAME YEAR

1989

CONTINUED TO WIN MANY AWARDS AT LOCAL LEVEL

1990

STOPPED SHOOTING FIREARMS DUE TO RIDICULOUS UK LAWS

1994

PLAYED ELECTRIC BASS AT GIG LEVEL ON TWO OCCASIONS

1994

BOUGHT AND USED 5X4 FIELD CAMERAS AND ENLARGERS

1995

OWNED COUNTLESS KAWASAKI'S AND DUCATI'S THROUGHOUT THE DECADE

1998

DID CORPORATE TRAINING IN TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT AND SAFETY

2000

STARTED PROGRAMMING ELECTRONIC MUSIC AND BEATS

2000

PERFORMED TWO GIGS AS THE Q PROJECT ONE AT THE SPIDERS WEB IN CLEETHORPES

2003

HAD MY IMAGES PUBLISHED IN A LOCAL GLOSSY ALONG WITH A TWO PAGE EDIT

2005

MOVED TO PICKERING IN NORTH YORKSHIRE

2006

BOUGHT INTO MY OWN RETAIL BUSINESS WHICH LASTED FOR FOUR YEARS

2008

WAS INVITED TO BECOME A MEMBER OF PICKERING ROTARY CLUB

2012

MOVED BACK TO GRIMSBY IN LINCOLNSHIRE

2013

WAS EMPLOYED AS A DAY CHEMIST IN THE CARBON FIBRE INDUSTRY

2015

REINVENTED MY INTEREST IN FIREARMS AND BOUGHT A WEIRHAUCH HW45 BLACK STAR

2016

STARTED TO RE-ACQUAINT MYSELF WITH ANALOGUE SYNTHS AND THE ARTURIA MINIBRUTE

2017

STARTED TO BECOME INVOLVED IN PHOTOGRAPHING BANDS AT LIVE GIGS

ALSO BECAME FULLY DIGITAL IN PHOTOGRAPHY USING MAINLY NIKON

AND RE-ENTERED THE WORLD OF MOTORCYCLES WITH A HARLEY HERITAGE SOFTAIL CLASSIC

2018

WHAT A SUMMER...! ONE TO REMEMBER

 

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