I use photography to show something about where I’ve been or people whom I’ve met. As well as trying to see the beauty in a scene or situation, I’m also trying to convey ideas and feelings. My photography is about me and what I do, who I meet and where I go. All my photography tries to contemporary and creative. I’m resistant to being fitted in to a taxonomy by categorisation such as “travel” or “conceptual” or “nature”. All image-making is political simply by the act of selection and hence exclusion but I am not campaigning for any particular point of view, except to try to see the positives and to live life to the full.
I use 645, 35mm and DX formats plus a handy little digital compact that shoots RAW files. I’ve experimented with non-lens photography - do ask!
I first worked in a monochrome/silver wet darkroom at age 7, helping my Father with scientific prints; I’ve used colour negative materials since age 21 and digital since 2005. I use Photoshop (Adobe) and Photopaint (Corel).
Eastenders in London’s Bethnal Green Road. Not as in the TV series and not as in Oliver Twist. Sometimes seen as invaded by the “Contemporary Bourgeoisie”, others regard the area as the centre of the Contemporary Arts scene.
Modernist living: visiting the visionary block of apartments in Marseille by the renowned architect Le Corbusier.
Brompton Cemetery, West London
Spring has sprung but the gardeners haven’t reached this area with their tidying trimmers, which leaves the residents in peace under the grey stones, pushing up the daisies.
A Tree Bumblebee and a Social Wasp grazing on pollen from flowers on apple trees in my garden in Hammersmith, West London. Fruit trees rely on the good work of pollinating insects. My Mason Bees are not yet active, presumed still hibernating.