About Me

Portrait by Joan Prickett (https://www.joanprickett.co.uk)

I have been a keen photographer for over 50 years and since moving to live in Cumbria in 2008 I have been actively capturing the wonderful detail and landscapes of the Lake District, as well as travelling further afield. Although I was born and raised in Chester, my mother and her family were from Cumbria and I have been visiting the area almost annually since I was born, particularly for fell-walking. This has led to an intimate knowledge of its outstanding beauty.

I hold photographic distinctions of the Royal Photographic Society (LRPS), the Fedération Internationale de l'Art Photographique (EFIAP) and the Photographic Society of America (EPSA). My images have gained 40 medals and over 160 commendation ribbons from international salon competitions run under the auspices of these organisations. My image of a polar bear on melting ice was commended in the 2015 Sony World Photography awards and an image of penguins diving from an iceberg was commended in the 2018 Bird Photographer of the Year competition. A polar bear protecting her cub gained me the title of Master of Print in the 2019 Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB) national competition. I was Chairman of Keswick Photographic Society for 5 years and have been a member there for fourteen years. I am a PAGB-listed competition judge and lecturer and an international judge for PSA competitions.

My professional background was in basic medical research and, after gaining biochemistry degrees (BSc; PhD) from Manchester University, I spent all my professional life as a university teacher and research scientist. I was Reader in Biochemistry at the University of Surrey and then at the University of London and held Visiting Professor appointments at Harvard Medical School and Indiana University School of Medicine in the USA. For the last 15 years of my career I was the Director of Research and Academic Administration at the Institute of Cancer Research and the Royal Marsden Hospital in London, whilst also leading a small research team for much of that time.

Most of the images on my website can be purchased as prints or as greetings cards - to enquire, please leave a message on the Contact page.

[ For those who are interested in such things, I am a Canon user and currently use a range of their lenses with the mirrorless EOS R3 and EOS R6 models.]

* Portrait by Joan Prickett - https://www.joanprickett.co.uk