Although Andy very much enjoys most aspects of photography, he has a specific interest – that being “chasing” and photographing one of our Planet’s most spellbinding natural phenomena, the Aurora Borealis. In fact, he’s now spent over a decade doing just that.
Andy has been extremely fortunate to have witnessed and photographed the “lights” on many occasions and has spent easily in excess of 9,000 hours under the them. During this time, he’s accumulated many thousands of images, some of which have been featured in many leading publications around the globe including National Geographic, China Life, Wanderlust, and The Guardian and The Times newspapers, for example. He has also been published on the front page of Spaceweather.com on numerous occasions, and a selection of his images were included in the best Astronomy pictures of 2012 by the highly regarded Sky & Telescope magazine.
Andy also worked alongside the BBC Scotland in the making of a TV documentary pertaining to the Northern Lights, “Little Stargazing”. The documentary subsequently went on to become runner up in the prestigious BAFTA awards. Moreover, he also assisted both French and Belgian TV on similar projects, as both a contributor and fixer.
In addition to the above, Andy has also done a great deal of work for Charity. He was the former Chief Executive and Founder of The Neuropathy Trust (1998-2014), which was a UK based registered Charity that provided support and information to people who are affected by peripheral neuropathy and neuropathic pain. The organisation assisted many thousands of people around the world. Moreover, he has personally raised in excess of £2 million pounds (Sterling) for charitable purposes.