Rob Silverstone spent many years cooking in Oxford, Copenhagen and Nice. A keen interest in healthy eating led to collaboration with the eminent French chef Michel Guerard, author of 'Cuisine Minceur'. In 1994 he opened 'The Cook and Fiddle' on Brighton seafront, using fish from the fishermen, local cheeses and Cuckmere Valley wine. The abundance of Normandy markets tempted him to try a restaurant in Rouen. The gothic architecture of the old quarter inspired a passion for black and white photography. His pictures have been exhibited in Brighton and at 'Photofolies' in the Loire.