Committee Members





  David Healey ARPS - Chairman

I enjoy landscape photography, use digital and  a variety of formats of film cameras, tutor digital and analogue photography in two schools, write, and am a volunteer photographer at Lichfield Cathedral. I have taken pictures since the age of ten, and began to learn photography at school.

Photographers whose work I admire most include Ansel Adams, Steve McCurry and Edwin Smith.



  Peter Young LRPS - Treasurer

Encouraged by my parents in my childhood, photography was always in my life. It was a fond uncle who gave me a processing kit before my teens and the magic of the darkroom took hold of me. I retired from accountancy in 2011.

Although I never gave up my darkroom, I became a digital photographer, but realised how much more I enjoyed shooting film and, when my wife said that she wished she had a camera that did so much more than hers, I gave her my DSLR and have used B/W film exclusively since. My view is that it's the picture that matters, not how it was produced as my international successes have proved.


  Andy Moore LRPS - Secretary

I have enjoyed using a film camera for over 25 years, and have a passion for street photography and portraits. I use film and digital and have enjoyed over the last few years using a medium format camera which has slowed down my image taking and I hope has improved my photography.



  Stephen Godfrey - Programme Secretary


  Simon W Miles - Newsletter design

From the earliest days of trying to distill the two week family holiday onto one roll of 12 exposures through working with weddings, shooting sport and experiencing fashion to current personal work with black and white, the analogue process has been central to Simon W Miles’ involvement with photography - watching the image appear in the developer is still a magical moment for him! The tactile handprinted photo as a physical object is what drives his image making.

Simon W Miles has been a member of the RPS since 2010, enjoys attending the enthusiastic Western Area Region when he can and feels privileged to be able to contribute to the RPS Analogue Group. He is currently employed in graphics for own-branded products in the private health-care market.

Claim-to-fame: Shortlisted Ilford Young Printer of the Year finalist; many moons ago!


  Richard Bradford ARPS - Newsletter Editor

I worked for Paterson Products, Agfa-Gevaert's graphic arts division, and De Vere. The latter not only made enlargers but were also agents for other studio and darkroom equipment.

My roles were mainly product testing, troubleshooting, giving advice and export management. I also studied Applied Photography, Film and Television at the erstwhile Harrow School of Photography (later subsumed into the University of Westminster).

Nowadays I teach, and am also a member of the Imaging Science SIG. If I had to classify my own photography, it would principally be 'outdoors' - landscapes and documentary. With an archive of film-based images and a 'digital darkroom', I am interested in analogue-digital 'hybrid' systems.