I am an amateur photographer based in Leeds, West Yorkshire. I first developed an interest in photography whilst studying a Foundation Course at Cleveland College of Art. Although I went on to study a Fine Art Degree specialising in Painting my interest in photography continued, taking advantage of the processing facilities available.

After graduating, the loss of facilities and a failed attempt to build a darkroom in the attic of a rented flat, my interest dwindled somewhat. I was still taking photographs, but on a more adhoc basis than before.

Then came the dawn of the digital age! With the acquisition of a my first DSLR and the ability to process at home, photography became more of a compulsion than a hobby.

This has culminated with the launch of this website in October 2008. Even in this short time the site has developed as images have been added and removed to improve the quality and variation on the site. This will be a continuous process as my images, technique and quality improve.

Should you have any queries or comments about the images or the site as a whole please use the 'contact us' page and I will endeavour to send a reply when required

Enjoy the galleries

Phil Smedley

April 2009