After time in Blackpool, Wolverhampton, Leeds and Bristol, home has been Edinburgh for over 30 years. I spent nearly all my working life in higher education libraries where as soon as I could, and no doubt to the relief of others, I swapped my modest bibliographic skills for managerial roles. Frankly, I was better at it! Now I’m retired and focused on learning something about photography.
About my photography
I’ve long admired the works of the great photographers from Fay Godwin to Annie Lieboviz, Ansel Adams to Don McCullin. On moving to Edinburgh in the mid-80s, I discovered the gritty street work of Oscar Marzaroli and the early work of the now ubiquitous Colin Baxter. Latterly I’ve enjoyed the landscapes of Colin Prior, Joe Cornish and Charlie Waite. Whether any of these and countless other photographers have had any influence on my approach is as unlikely as it is unknown but ultimately I enjoy wandering around camera in hand capturing whatever I fancy. In my constant efforts to be a better photographer the members of the Edinburgh Photography MeetUp Group, through conversation and critique, have helped enormously.
© Chris Pinder 2019