John has been a prolific photographer for nearly 35 years. He gained the Associateship of the Royal Photographic Society in 1984 and the Fellowship the following year. Until December 2009 he was a member of the RPS. Travel Distinctions Panel and Chair of the Visual Art Panel.
He has also served on the RPS Nature Panel. He is currently a member of the RPS. Distinctions Advisory Board and the Fellowship Board as well as Chair of the newly formed Multimedia and Narrative Panel.
In 2008 he was awarded the Fenton Medal and Honorary Membership of the RPS. for services to the Society. As well as belonging to the London Salon, he is a member of Arena and the Zoological Photo Club; membership of each is by invitation. His images have been exhibited extensively in Britain and in various countries around the world gaining many awards and he has also acted as a selector at countless national and international exhibitions. His AFIAP and EFIAP were gained in the nineteen eighties and his MFIAP in 2007. He works in both monochrome and colour with his current images being captured digitally. In his own work he is essentially a 'photographer', rather than a digital artist. As well as pictorial and creative work and images taken on worldwide travels, he is an extremely active nature photographer with a particular love for Africa, a continent he has visited over twenty five times.