Born in Middlesbrough shortly after the end of the last ice age, Graham was given his first camera at the age of ten, and has been shooting pictures ever since. Coupled with his interest in rock & blues music, an incredibly innate inability to play guitar and the discovery of the RJC in his late teens, he combined the two interests and began shooting bands at the now famous and late lamented club, purely for his own interest.
At around this time, he gained a place at Blackpool College of Art to study commercial & Industrial photography, but continued to visit the club when on vacation.
A career in (mainly) professional photography followed, working for among others the Imperial War Museum in London, the RSPB, local commercial photographers and lecturing in photography until eventually branching out on his own in fine art photography & running Montage Gallery in Castleton, where he sells his extensive range of photography along with other artists’ works. In his spare time, inspired by wasting amazing amounts of time & pocket money in Redcar’s amusement arcades in his youth, he collects, restores & plays classic pinball machines, along with collecting just about anything else that takes his eclectic fancy. A selection of Graham’s photographs from this book are available from redcarjazzclubmedia.com