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PhotoMorph's About Page

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Mark Johnson Ldps
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Photographer Level
Semi Pro
Photographic Interests
Wildlife / Nature
Close-up / Macro
Flash / Lighting
Flowers & Plants
Portraits / People
Specialist / Abstract
Digitally manipulated
Black & White
Pets / Captive animals
Nude / Glamour
Humour / Fun
Digital Art
Fine Art Nude
Wedding / Social
Street Photography
Night / Low Light
Still Life
Join Date
3 Sep 2008 - 7:22 PM
Last Login Date
6 May 2015 - 10:31 PM
Favourite Book
Favourite Record
Many different types
Favourite Film
Favourite Word
Favourite Drink
Favourite Food
Favourite Location
United Kingdom: Lake District
Favourite Flower
Favourite Colour
Favourite Gadget
PS Vita/Nintendo 3DS/Sony Erricson phone
Welcome to my profile, feel free to comment on any of my images and if you like what you see feel free to look at my website for more.

About Me

I've had an interest in photography since i was young using a kodak instamatic camera which i still have and then a disc camera, in 1990 i had a nasty motorbike accident and ended up in hospital next to a professional photographer, he got me even more interested and i started practicing with a Zenit slr my mum had bought out of the catalogue but did not use any more, i practiced for years reading more and more books and all the magazines that were available.
In 2000 while working as a doorman i got injured and ended up in hospital for 18 months at the end of which i lost a lower limb and could no longer carry on working, i had to make a career change so decided to fall back onto photographer, i gained employment with a local event photographer and polished my self taught techniques and continued to learn, from here i started wedding photography and portraits at the home, specialising in photos for people on low incomes and/or benefits, however deteriorating health struck again and further surgery, i was told i would never walk again, from this point my photographic career returned to advanced amateur and i fell into a rut, lack of interest and lots of self pity, at this point i joined the Disabled Photographers Society and after a short time i took over the running of their quarterly photographic competition, i also entered a panel of images for my Ldps distinction which is judged by the Royal Photographers Society, and i am pleased to say i passed which at the time helped lift my spirits.
Where am i now? well i'm glad to say i can walk again although somedays it is very little, i still take pictures which i upload into a stock library, i am due for more surgery soon which hopefully will have a more positive change to my life and my photographic career.

All the best

Mark Johnson Ldps