Graduated in chemistry at the University of Oxford in 1962. He is now researching and creating photographic antique process. He has written several books and publications on coated processes. He is supported by Kodak in his research and has won several awards. The results of his studies on platinotypes, cyanotypes, argyrotypes, and chrysotypes have all been published throughout the world. His goal throughout his work and research is to bridge the gap between chemistry and other sciences and the art world. He is successful because he not only has a love for photography, but his interest in science and education helps him to better understand antique processes.