My interest in and enjoyment of photography took off in 2007 when I bought my much loved DSLR.
In the years since then I have developed a colourful and textured style that takes shape in the post-production phase of the process. My images are often combinations of photographs (though never montages, my locations are all real places) and overlain with textures, so are artificial enough that I feel the term ‘photograph’ is somehow slightly misleading.
My locations reflect my life and interests, from Charles Darwin’s house to wild natural landscapes, generally in and around Oxfordshire, Yorkshire and Gloucestershire, where I have lived during the last few years.
My photographs only very rarely include figures and many seem to lack a clearly defined subject, producing a pleasing feeling of stillness and calm. The painterly quality of many of my images has the effect of flattening the scene, giving many of the pictures a graphic quality that is further emphasised by the use of strong colour.
Looking at my images as a collection, it seems clear to me that they are all to some extent about light, although this has not been a conscious theme.