Ray Massey – Himalayas

05.09.2011 in11:04 in Travel, country -->


I was first exposed to light in Somerset in the South-West of England. Thirteen years later I discovered photography whilst experimenting with pinhole cameras made from coffee tins. To this day the emotional experience of watching my first print develop before my eyes remains with me as constant reminder of the magic of photography.

To the consternation of my mentors, photography, which had by this time developed into a passion, enticed me away from further academic education. Two years prematurely I was accepted at Art Colleges in Somerset and Kent, where I studied Fine Art, Graphics and Photography. Although my parents supported my decision I think they would have preferred I took a proper job.