Profile on Alan
I started taking pictures as a teenager when my dad gave me his old Zorki 4K rangefinder.
The love affair with photography just grew from there and my art teacher at high school said I should give it a try.
After two years studying for a Vocational Diploma in Photography at Glasgow College of Building and Printing I left and started in Boots colour printing for commercial experience.
I then started to freelance for Johnston Press and also took an opportunity to work as a photographic printer in The Scotsman darkroom in Edinburgh, convincing me to follow my passion.
After a time I was offered a staff photographer position with Johnston Press which later with expansion bought The Scotsman.
I have a love of photography in all its genre but covering editorial and sports has always played a big part in my career.
The great thing is the co-existence of film and digital opens up choice and approach.
No matter who you are and background photography is a level playing field.
Each of us can follow the path we choose and enjoy the learning process.