early childhood, my interest in the natural world drew
me to a career as a biologist, specializing until 2006 in research on
insects at The Natural History Museum in London (see Scientific Publications). But for decades
my passion for nature has led me also to photograph marine
life. I approach this with a biologist's fascination for
living organisms, but even more with a photographer's eye
for composition and lighting.
started in scuba diving in 1979 and took up underwater photography
a year later, in 1980, joining the British
Society of Underwater Photographers (BSoUP). Diving usually
with Brian, my husband, I have travelled to many parts of the world
in search of a wide range of underwater subjects, from immense
whale sharks to tiny shrimps, and scenic views of reefs and
the author and photographer of four books, and a number
of articles. My stock photography features widely in books,
newspapers, magazines and journals, including Professional
Photographer, BBC Wildlife, Nature, and leading diving magazines.
Other uses of her photographs include calendars, brochures,
cards, advertising, and in an IMAX multi-screen presentation.
I also undertake commissioned photography.
serve on juries for photography competitions,
and have been a jury member for BAFTA (The British Academy
of Film and Television Arts), for the 2002 Television Craft