About Mel


I grew up in a seaside town on the south coast of the UK spending many Summer holidays on the beach not far from home, to the extent that even though I lived and worked in London for a time, I now feel there is something missing when I am not by the sea, not seeing the horizon, having that sense of space, listening to the sound of the crashing waves..the stormier the better. However, due to nearly drowning under Brightons Palace Pier when little, I have a fear of swimming ...one day I will overcome that , for now I watch from the shoreline.  

Wandering with my camera on this part of the North Cornish coast I now call home is, for me, fun, playful, with no rules. I can create what feels right to me, this is why I tend to favour abstract photography, there are no rules, no limits, only those we impose on ourselves. 

In 2016 one of my SW641 466 images was published in the OPOTY (Outdoor Photographer of the Year) book under the Waters Edge category. 

In 2017, four of my images were shortlisted.

Two are in my published Elemental book, which was designed by Paul Mitchell for Tripklekite Publications. Paul runs his own very sucessful design company and popular sell out photographic workshops, I am grateful of the opportunity to have him work on my projects for Elemental. 

Plus, for the second time, I have an image accepted into the Penwith Gallery, Members & Associates Exhibition in St Ives, North Cornwall 

New work from Lines of Life was on show at the Penwith Gallery February-March Members and Associates Exhibition 2018. 

The next associates exhibition is July 2018. 

I must pay credit to my partner, who, as a mountain guide and boulderer introduced me to exploring the rocks in Snowdonia, the beauty of granite, the atmosphere of the landscape and the serenity of the mind with our walks, climbs, philosophy talks and mind shifts. 

There are no rules in ICM or Multiple Exposure. Allow the creativity to sing in your mind..

Be aware of, then break through, your self imposed limits. 

It opens up a whole new world.