Terry started taking photographs with his Father's imitation Box Brownie about 1957. He progressed through an assortment of cameras, finally purchasing his first SLR, a Topcon RE Auto, in 1969. A visit to Hong Kong a several years later gave him the opportunity to acquire a 200mm telephoto lens. This opened up a whole new world.
Terry went through a period of marriage, raising children, house mortgage, broken camera, repaired camera, and all of the ephemera of life, whilst sometimes taking photos, and sometimes not. The wet darkroom (usually in the bathroom) became part of his routine during this period. In fact the enlarger, trays, and other bits and pieces are still cluttering the wardrobe in his spare room. Almost all of Terry's negatives, certainly from the early years, we're severely damaged after they were stored, in an open box, in the the roof of his house, in an area of climate extremes.
Terry is inspired by portrait photographers, too many to mention, and no one in particular. He is also fascinated by street photography.
Terry currently has two inexpensive Canon DSLRs, a couple of kit zoom lens, and two prized prime lens, plus a Canon G12 compact which he takes everywhere.