Born in Erith in 1968, I have always been interested in science. As a child a family friend showed me his Single Lens Reflex (SLR) camera, and my interest in photography was born. I was given my first 35mm SLR camera at around 16 years of age and joined the school photographic club, developing and printing my own images. I went to university to study Pure Biology (at Imperial College, London) and Integrated Pest and Disease Management (at Wye College, London). My photographic interests were satisfied by making and printing my own experimental result images, light micrographs and electron micrographs.

Whilst working as an Assistant Quality Manager for a pharmaceutical company, making sterile products, I took my City and Guilds Level 1 & 2 photography courses and have subsequently obtained a Licentiateship to the Royal Photographic Society. Now I have made the transition from film based to digital photography and I have the chance to make my hobby into my business.

I am married to my wife of 18 years, Bridget, and have one son.




All Images Copyright Ivan Irlam 羚nt>2008