Amidst the plethora of interesting jobs I have undertaken in my life, my love for photography and writing is the greatest of all. Needless to say when Wikipedia came along, my curiosity and attraction to this new medium was like a piece of metal to a magnet!
I acquired my first SLR camera a Zenit B at the young age of 12. From there my swag bag quickly grew to include a Praktica LTL, Soligor 24mm Wide-angle lens & 400mm Telephoto lens. Most of the family thought that this avid hobby would pass and the camera gear would just be another stagnant collection in the toy chest. However this wasn't the case at all. Photography gave me my freedom as a young man, giving me a legitimate excuse to go places and do things that most parents wouldn't want their offspring to do.
Now 34 years later that hobby has migrated to the computer screen you are looking at right now. Inspired by the spirit of Wikimedia, I operate an Internet photographic database of Scotland, England, Ireland & Wales images. This, my attempt at compiling the largest free encyclopedia of images depicting the United Kingdom & Eire on the Internet. Your contributions are most welcome as they are here at Wikipedia. When time permits I am enjoying adding the images to augment various articles on Wikipedia.
If you have enjoyed the article related images that I have uploaded to Wikipedia, thank you. There are thousands more where those came from right here:-
|The Photographer's Barnstar|
|For uploading so many fine photos. Keep it up Martin! Guinnog 20:26, 5 August 2006 (UTC)|