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).
Fort Queyras and Mont Visio (3841 m.)
Driving up the Valley of the Durance in Provence, the river bed is alight with the autumn colours on all the vegetation, the ash and silver birch trees put on a particularly vivid show. Travelling upstream towards the mountains, I get the impression of moving though the stages of autumn as the colours slowly go darker to late autumn as the kilometres pass this trip’s hired Clio.
The snow-covered granite mountains, Alps and Écrins, gradually come in to view; now the super-white brilliance of the snow left by this October’s storms steals the show, topping off the visual treat of the Provence topography.
Templated architecture and repetitive patterns in “Metro-Land” at the School of Media, Arts and Design of The Uni of Westminster's Northwick Park site.