Hello. I'm Richard, a retired Orchestral musician (French horn) with BBC Scottish Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Scottish Opera and, after a year a the beginning with the BBC Training Orchestra down in Bristol, lived in the West End of Glasgow for 40 years once leaving the Royal Academy o Read more...

Hello. I'm Richard, a retired Orchestral musician (French horn) with BBC Scottish Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Scottish Opera and, after a year a the beginning with the BBC Training Orchestra down in Bristol, lived in the West End of Glasgow for 40 years once leaving the Royal Academy of Music in London.

When I gave up drink on my 40th birthday (I drank far too much) I used the money saved to get a private pilot's licence and then built and flew my own plane (a Tri-R KIS). I moved out to France permanently in November 2004 and have just been granted French citizenship. No more flying though as it's too expensive.

I've been living out here in our small village with my French partner who I met out here and love cycling and photography. Sold all my bulky and  little used Canon gear nearly five years ago to move to Fuji cameras, one of which I carry with me all the time.  Changed my trusty X-Pro2 for an X-Pro3 which ticks all the right boxes and more, as I knew it would when I read about it and saw the reviews. I also keep using my lovely X100F but much less now. 

I read about Blipfoto (I make photos every day anyway) and so signed up to keep me well on track. Loving it and, to make me work even harder, have also signed up to 52Frames.