Sunset at Anthorn

Sunset at Anthorn

Saddleback from Deep Gill

Saddleback from Deep Gill

Galatea at Dry Beck viaduct

Galatea at Dry Beck viaduct

Colonsay ferry, Mull of Kintyre

Colonsay ferry, Mull of Kintyre

Pendolino, Wreay, Carlisle

Pendolino, Wreay, Carlisle

Ffionnphort, Iona

Ffionnphort, Iona

Great Tit

Great Tit

Trees at Great Corby

Trees at Great Corby

Rush Hour, Armathwaite

Rush Hour, Armathwaite

Hedge at Ruckroft

Hedge at Ruckroft

In addition to photography, Ian works as a freelance musician, songwriter, composer and film maker. He is the musical director of the Ewanrigg Community Choir in Maryport and also works as a sound engineer. He recently composed the score for the Upfront Puppet theatre's 2017 Christmas production of Cinderella.

He loves steam trains and lives near the Settle Carlisle railway, which gives him ample opportunity to photograph many of the magnificently restored locomotives which regularly travel the route. Travelling around the county on his bicycle means that he is able to seek out vantage points to photograph the beauty of the less well known landscapes in the area. 

He lives in Cumwhinton with his wife, Maureen, his son Andrew, two dogs and three cats. His hobbies include photography, music and cooking.