Here I am, aiming high and obviously wanting to go places! Incredible for me to believe but it’s – almost exactly to the day – 40 years since I left school. May 1976, just at the start of one of the hottest ever summers and that was me done. I was out of there like a shot, not quite as young as I am in this photo but still a mere 15 year old schoolboy with the words of my careers teacher ringing in my ears. When he asked me what I wanted to do when I left school I told him I wanted to be a photographer. His encouraging reply? “Be realistic!”..
It took me only two more years before I was a professional photographer ..