My name is Ian Cocks. I’m a 62-year-old retired accountant living in Portsmouth, England.
As part of my ‘retirement’ (I don’t like to call it that btw!) I rekindled a long lost interest in photography, completing the online Open University Digital Photography course in June 2017.
The reason I enrolled on the OCA degree course is to provide a structured approach to my photographic development. I have spent many hours looking at the curated website 1X.COM and greatly admire some of the photographs displayed. This has inspired me to improve my technical and artistic skills, develop a personal style and learn how to critique and contextualise the photographs I see and produce.