Aidie or Adrian has
had a lifetime interest in Photography, starting
from probably the age of four or five when he would take his
parents camera and shoot away at the seaside for fun.
At the tender age of 16 he was developing and printing film,
that's half a Century ago. Today Aidie's armoury is a very long way from those basic roll
film cameras of yesteryear, he has some very sophisticated
Nikon gear and also Canon features very prominently alongside
the Nikon equipment. He invested heavily in film studio
cameras in early 2000 and obtained the coveted Fujifilm Seal of
Aidie trained and
qualified as a Psychiatric Nurse but was never happy with the
role and turned to Cabinet making and in 1983 he made history as
his furniture company was the first one in the UK to offer a
Computer Assisted Design service for the products he
manufactured, sadly illness took it's toll on top of all
that hard work as he was often up at 2 or 3am programming and
back in the workshops before 9am for the days production.
He eventually recovered and returned to the workplace
manufacturing for other local companies and probably has knocked
up display cabinets and shop counters for about every other shop
on the high street including Tesco, Co-op, Royal Doulton etc
Aidie now passes the
time in retirement working even harder than before running the
FoSF and being involved not only in matters relating to the
forest but also the surrounding community. he also handles
the legal work for the FoSF having prosecuted in the Magistrates
Court and held Council for the Prosecution in Crown Court.
occupies a great deal of his time and especially aspects and
disciplines that are not found in the text books, always willing
to try new ideas and promote techniques embracing new technology
with a surprising amount of success.
Together with his work
for the FoSF he also runs the Major Oak Photography Club ...
And perhaps one day he
may actually get around to joining the Royal Photographic
Society ( RPS ) as an Associate, .......one day.