A member of the Royal Photographic Society, Derek was awarded his Fellowship in April 2016. Along side that distinction, he was also recognised for his long involvement with the creative industries. The award as an Accredited Senior in Imaging for the Creative Industries
is the senior, professional qualification, that was conceived as equivalent to having Chartered status.
What this means, is that Derek is and always has been, passionate about photography and image making.
Apart from making images for commercial advertising, packaging and marketing, Derek is also an official photographer for the Beverley Folk Festival and the Cornucopia Festival.
He undertakes charity work when requested and has a passion for making social documentary images.
His latest project (as of June 2016) is an intense, image making collective; the Collect. The key aim is to challenge current convention. Membership is by invitation only, after submission of a portfolio and an informal discussion about intent and intentions. Contact directly for further information.