I took my first photographs in 1977 of Muddy Waters in Glasgow's legendary Apollo Theatre.
The bands then were absolutely live and very real; the security staff were tough and terrifying and there was no 'First 3 No Flash' rule. Accreditation was not much of a shield; when the headline act, Eric Clapton, took the stage the crowd rushed forward and, as they tried to regain order, a bouncer lashed out with his fist and broke my nose.

Since then I have photographed many of the world's greatest and most admirable musicians, particularly in the rock, jazz & blues idioms, my hearing has become severely impaired but my nose has mended.

Outside of music and theatre events I also work from my studio, specialising in portraiture, though I take on almost every job that comes my way.