Karen's site, Dandelion Photographic is based around her photography. We've been friends for about three years now and her work has come on fantastically. While Karen will turn her hand at any kind of photography, her main interest is studio portraiture. Some of her wonderful work can be found on her web site. She has also been featured in Photography Monthly magazine.
While editing Practical Photography, Will gave me my break into the journalist world by employing me as technical writer on his magazine. I always struggled to get on with him as a boss, but he's been a top friend over the last 15 years. Will's an FRPS photographer with a keen eye for detail and likes similar music to me. We've travelled to many places together and meet up at least two or three times a year to see a gig or have a beer.
I like to think I helped give Dan a step up in his career when I suggested that Martyn Moore interviewed him for a job on Practical Photography. I was involved in the interview that got him the job at EMAP. Since parting ways in 2000 when I went to launch ePHOTOzine and Dan Photography Monthly we've remained good friends and bump into each other on press trips throught the year. Dan now runs Halo publishing and has launched Digital SLR Photography. This is his personal web site.
I worked alongside Lee at Practical Photography and we became very close friends. Lee's since moved up to Northumberland and is now running succesful photographic holiday workshops. He still writes for many of the photography magazines and has even done a piece or three for ePHOTOzine and our sister title Freelance Photography Made Easy.
Although Ian's web site is not related to the material on my site this man is ultimately responsible for the kick start into my career path. At school Ian introduced me to the world of SLRs and we both joined the school's photography club run by Les Turton. Until that time I didn't have any sense of direction for the future. I now wish I'd watch him program his BBC computer. I may have understood web development at an earlier stage. Ian's interest in photography wained, but his programming skills can be seen on the DNC product he developed and sells on his web site.