I have had a life long interest in photography having been presented with my first camera when aged around 7. A box brownie no less which had belonged to my mother. My father was a keen amateur with a darkroom where I would visit, when allowed, to gaze at images come to life from a blank piece of paper as if by magic in a tray of a mysterious liquid. It is often said that this magic of witnessing the emerging image never leaves you and I totally agree. This can only be a huge loss to those who have only known digital photography. 50 plus years on and I am as enthused as ever now with cameras of differing formats and a darkroom in which to produce my own magic. The day job is schools and teams photography where I use digital as do most professionals as ease of editing and speed of transfer is as important as the quality these days. This leaves the spare time to devote entirely to all things photography non digital (analogue photography if you like). I am also a member of the Royal Photographical Society analogue group.