I have always enjoyed photography and carried a camera since I showed an interest as a teenager and a kind family member bought me a lovely 35mm compact.
How it began
For years photography was a casual pursuit. That began to change when I acquired my first DSLR some years ago now. I was drawn to landscapes and exhibited images as part of the annual Connected exhibition at Patchings Arts Centre. In 2013 I was part of the Landscape Photographer of the Year exhibition at the National Theatre. In 2019 with environmental artist Diane Watson I exhibited ‘All Washed Up’ at Hartlepool Central Library on the theme ‘of ocean plastic pollution.
How it changed
Through the years I have moved towards experimental and abstract photography of the street and the landscape using digital and vintage film cameras; questioning, observing and reflecting upon the concept and reality of time as I have grown older.
If that all sounds a bit serious, my photographic practice is about trying out new ideas which sometimes result in unique images. You could call it playing.
How I work
All of the images on this site are single exposures. Additionally, I have not used layers in post-production. Naturally, I use the digital darkroom to improve images, but my intent is to create their essence in camera at the time of exposure. I find this way of work both challenging yet greatly satisfying when something close to my vision emerges.