Jon Silver, Brighton, England Member Since February 2007 Artist Statement I fell in love with photography when my late mother handed me a camera on a skiing holiday when I was five years old and asked me to take a photo of her. I still have that photo, and it's not bad!
One day the web came along, and in the early days I decided to create a web site for my snaps. I started to get fan mail from around the globe, and I realised I was more than a competent amateur photographer. Some messages were from professionals who were very complimentary about my work. Others were from people wanting to buy my photographs. And so finally I turned pro, with much help and encouragement from my mum (to whom my work is a living tribute) and my friends, and found that my naturalistic style was very much en-vogue.
I now roam the world with my cameras, trying to show other people what I see with my own eyes.