Gary was born in King’s Lynn, Norfolk. He came to Leicester originally as a student to study BSc Mathematics at Leicester Polytechnique (as it was then) and has never left. On leaving college in worked for GEC MEC at Whetstone. He left there to work for Theorem Solutions initially based at Lichfield and now in Tamworth. His photographic history started with an Olympus AF-1 35mm Film Camera, he then progressed to a Pentax P30N SLR. He moved to digital with a Olympus C-220 Zoom in 2002. This was followed by a Olympus C765UZ with 10x optical zoom and then having a need for more creativity an Olympus E500 and then an E600. With the demise of the Standard Olympus 4/3rd Camera’s he switched to Nikon initially with the D5100 and then the D5300
He has been a member of Earl Shilton Camera Club since 2009. Winning the Image of the Year (IOTY) competition in the 2010/11 season. He has been involved with the committee since 2010 initially as a member without port folio before taking over the role of Competition Secretary in 2012/13 season.
Among his favourite photography subjects are Steam hauled Trains but not the stuffed and mounted type found in museums or even the tame ones found on preserved lines, his passion is for the wild live ones found on the main line.
You can find further examples of Gary’s work on his Flickr account
All images are © Gary Wood. Please do not use any images without permission of the author.