Meet the Team

Paul Cox ARPS

Regional Organiser 

      

Email: southern@rps.org     Mobile: 07748 115057

Paul's website  www.paulcoxfotografic.co.uk

I came to photography comparatively late in life, in my early 30’s with a trusty Olympus 35mm and was immediately smitten by the bug. I moved to Canon when everything turned digital but still love shooting medium format with my Mamiya C330 TLR.

I achieved my Associate distinction in June 2016 through exemption after obtaining my BA (Hons) Photography in 2014.

My interests are in Documentary, Landscape and [natural light] Portraiture, and also run a part-time practice with property, architecture and weddings as my mainstays.

My influences are, but not limited to, Richard Avedon, Alec Soth, Annie Leibovitz, Alex Telfer, Martin Parr, Lewis Hine, The Bechers, and Ezra Stoller.

 

David Ashcroft LRPS

Secretary

Email: southernsecretary@rps.org     Mobile: 07710302684       

David is Southern Region Secretary and event organiser for the northern area of the Southern Region. This includes the areas of North Hampshire, Wiltshire and Berkshire that fall within the Southern Region. He also fulfils the secretarial role.

I started photography in my early teens and I am still enjoying it and trying to improve some 50 years later!

I achieved my LRPS a few years ago and I am now working on my ARPS panel (which proving is a lot harder than I imagined!) My interests lie in Landscape, architecture and fine art nude genres.

Some of my favourite and influential photographers are Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Helmut Newton, David Bailey, Man Ray, Andre Kertesz, Duane Michals, Cecil Beaton, Norman Parkinson, Horst P. Horst and Bob Carlos Clarke.

 

Bhupinder Kaur Ghatahora ARPS

Treasurer

Email:   info@ghatahora.co.uk   Mobile: 07798 913218

Bhupinder Ghatahora ARPS is treasurer for the Southern Region. She has been an active Associate Member of the Royal Photographic Society (RPS) for 15 years. She is a qualified professional freelance photographer with a BA Honours degree in Photography and Digital Imaging. 

Over the years, she has studied and used analogue (traditional) cameras/equipment and film developing/printing techniques that are less used due to new digital technologies being introduced within the photography industry. She has adapted and is very conversant with the digital advances and is well practised with the changes.

Bhupinder voluntarily supports the community as the Official Photographer for The Pink Place Basingstoke registered charity and as a Trustee of the Helping Hands registered charity. She also runs and manages a Basingstoke networking group as the Lead Ambassador.

 Bhupinder has been running a successful free photography club for several years where new and experienced members meet twice a month. She is keen to promote photography and ‘give back’ to new and seasoned photography enthusiasts what she has learnt over the years.

 

Dave Peckham

Event Organiser

Email: davepeckham@mac.com          Mobile: 07434170644

Dave Peckham is our event organiser and representative for the western area of the Southern Region. This includes Dorset and The New Forest National Park, Hampshire.

 

Martin Silman

Event Organiser

Email: southernevents@rps.org     Mobile: 07465221342

Martin is our event organiser and representative for the Portsmouth and surrounding area.

 

Eric Ferbrache ARPS

Event Organiser (Channel Islands)

Email: rpsciorganiser@gmx.com      Telephone01481 255902

Eric is our event organiser and representative for the Channel Islands. 

Eric gained his LRPS in the early 1970's (soon after its introduction), and followed with an associateship in Audio Visual in 1976. He is a member of the Audio & Visual, Digital Imaging and Natural History Groups, and past president of local club Spectrum. His principal field of interest is Natural History with an emphasis on wild orchids.

 

Jana Murray

Publishing Editor

Email: southerneditor@rps.org      Mobile:      07472791504

Jana’s website: www.seraphproduction.com

Encouraged by my father, Ian Murray ARPS, I started taking photos in the early nineties on my beloved Fuji film camera. At the time I was working in television and was asked to shoot publicity stills for a travel documentary series. We went to some fascinating places like Yemen and Vietnam, so it’s no surprise I caught the bug for travel and landscape photography.

In 2006 I moved into digital photography shooting on the Canon 450D and then the Canon 5D Mk3.

I’ve run my own video production company for over a decade. The launch of the 5D series blurred the line between video and photography and clients started asking us to do photography commissions, mostly events and corporate portraits, using the same camera for both.

I now want to move my photography beyond commercial and develop artistically. I am currently putting together my panel for LRPS.

 

Our other volunteers:

 

Paul Rigg LRPS

Salisbury and South Wiltshire Organiser

 

Anthony Topham

Salisbury and South Wiltshire Organiser

 

Position Vacant

Social Media Editor

Email:  southernmedia@rps.org        

We are currently looking for a volunteer to fulfil the role as editor for our Southern Region media. Please email southern@rps.org in the first instance with your expression of interest.