It’s just me….
Mark Winterbourne was born in Bradford, West Yorkshire in 1968.
I took an avid interest in Photography when I was very young. In fact it could have been as early as when I was eight or nine years of age. My late Grandfather Mr John Brian Winterbourne was a huge inspiration to me. His talent stemmed back many years and after following him around with his camera for holiday after holiday I just adopted or acquired the passion.
In 1983 I was taken in to hospital suffering from a Brain Tumour and little would I know how much this was to change my life. Prior to being admitted I met my future wife Elaine Booth when we were 15. We met whilst I was pursuing my hobby and interest in aircraft and aviation at Leeds & Bradford Airport…more on that later.
After leaving hospital a number of weeks later I had plenty of time off school and lost touch with Elaine as getting around was quite difficult without the help of my father and his car. I eventually returned to school later in 1983 only to be told to have a gap year for recovery and return in the sixth form for the 84-85 academic year.
It was during that “gap year” that I opened up my full passion for photography and incorporated it in to my Art & Design classes at Hanson School in Bradford. I had already learned the basics but went on to “dabble” in different techniques and approaches to which I owe thanks to my teacher Mr Glyn Beresford for his time and patience in showing me the ropes.
I started work in the Air Cargo Industry and followed up my photography as a hobby mainly at weekends and evenings; trying everything I could to find my niche. I was so inspired that I became a member of the BPS (Bradford Photographic Society) and it was there that I learned that not every photograph has to be a landscape. I had become very regimented and I suppose I had my mentor to blame for that, maybe that was a little hard on my late Grandfather to be fair. He was a damn good photographer but his passion lay with landscapes and the English Lake District and there was no way he would change. I wanted to be different…I wanted to move on.
Over the years, through different experiences and pushing my boundaries of ability I have been able to cover many aspects of photography; many of these will be covered in this blog on different pages/sub-pages.
So, what about the Mark Winterbourne of today?
Well, I love taking pictures, I love editing pictures and I love exhibiting my pictures…..whether that means on Flickr, in a gallery, or on my blog….and what I want you to do is quite simple.
ENJOY THEM !
oh, and don’t forget to comment….I love comments, it makes you understand someones train of thought without knowing them, seeing them or even meeting them. The blind leading the blind.
Thank you for reading this far, I hope you enjoy the rest of my blog.
Mark Winterbourne LRPS
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