Stuart was fortunate to be brought up around Keswick in the Lake District, an ideal playground for anyone who is into outdoor adventures. Having had various point and shoot cameras from the age of 11, the photography got a bit more serious on his first climbing trip to the Alps in 1986. Armed with an Olympus OM10 film SLR he made several ascents including a solo trip up Mount Blanc. Being able to record and relate some of the experience of being in a beautiful place on returning home was a revelation.
The Lake District is still Stuart’s home where commercial, landscape and outdoor action photography, as well as being a Director of fotoVUE are now his full time occupation. If conditions are good he is normally to be found chasing the light in the hills with his camera. Stuart works as a photography guide and instructor for Wild Photography Holidays.