I was born when Debbie Reynold’s Tammy was riding high in the charts (so I am told) and Harry Belafonte was in his prime. Elvis was just getting going and about to be drafted. Shortly after my birth Harold Macmillan told the British people they’d never had it so good. I’m sure the events were connected. And every Prime Minister since has probably repeated this lie in some shape or form. The winds of change were probably blowing through my nappies as much as they were across Africa.
In November 2011 I opted for earlyish retirement. I currently live on Hong Kong Island. I think I may be what is called a flâneur. I wander about aimlessly, observing life through a viewfinder.
My retirement aim was and remains to devote more time to photography and writing. I have a strong interest in natural history but my photography is broadly based. Retirement is a journey without a route map and income. Who knows where it will lead?