I am half English, half Italian, married, with one son, and live in Leicester, right in the centre of England.
I have taken photographs as a hobby for over 40 years. My first camera was a bellows medium format roll film camera (the sort you see in old black and white movies), which I bought in a jumble sale. Taking photographs was fun but the cost of medium format film and processing was too expensive for a schoolboy, so I bought a used Kodak Instamatic 100 from a friend.
When I was 16 I inherited a Voightlander Vito Automatic from my father, which was my first 35mm camera. After I graduated I bought a Pentax MX, which is a completely mechanical SLR, and which I complemented with a Tokina 25-50mm F4 zoom, a Pentax 75-150mm F4 zoom and a Vivitar 35-85mm F2.8 varifocal.
My first digital camera was an Olympus C460Zoom del Sol, an excellent 4MP compact, still always kept in the back of the car. My first digital SLR was a Nikon D3100 with 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 and 55-200mm F4-5.6 zoom lenses. I soon upgraded the telephoto zoom to a 55-300mm F4.5-5.6 and earlier this year upgraded to a Nikon D3400.
3 October 2018
Trading Places, Fierce Creatures, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian, Bean
Favourite TV Shows
Jeeves and Wooster, Blackadder, Thin Blue Line, Father Ted, Mock the Week, Have I Got News for You
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Hendrix, Santana, Spyro Gyra, Eros Ramazotti, Eliana Printes, Cesaria Evora
Jeeves and Wooster
Favourite Gaming Platform
Tools of the Trade
Nikon D3100, 18-55mm and 55-200mm zooms, Olympus C460Zoom del Sol, Nikon ViewNX 2. Adobe Photoshop Elements 10, Windows Paint, Corel PaintShop Pro X
Music, Movies, TV Comedies, Politics