Phil Benton took up photography some years ago after suffering from a long illness and loved it straight away.
Phil has a love and deep passion for photography which has followed on from a love of creating images through artwork. He thrives on the challenge of creating different types of work from Landscapes to Still Life, creating visual images that are outside convention.
Original from the Lake District, Phil has embraced the beauty of the North East since moving here over 17 years ago, he recognises how special the region is.
Over the years Phil has won a few com petition for his work and recently had one photo published in a world wide book.