As a student of Architecture, I became
fascinated by the relationship between mankind and the environment.
Since that time, living and working in
England, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Norway and Japan has exposed me to
a wide range of cultural and societal influences...and environments.
This is reflected in my approach to
photography which explores the influences between society and the
environment, how we seek to control the environment, and how nature
dominates our lives, our structures and our monuments, deliberate or
Recently this has focused on the
legacy of our industrial past. My most recent project, being
presented at the Tbilisi Photo Festival, Northernmost Piano is one
of a series exploring the legacy of the former Soviet empire.
These projects explore subjects in an
impressionistic manner, reflected in a stylistic approach which
incorporates movement as an implicit feature of the impermanence of
humankind, inspired by the Japanese concept of Wabi Sabi, impermanence and imperfection.
Although I spent many years working
with analogue cameras, I have found the transition to digital
photography to be a liberating and transformative experience.
The medium is infinitely easier to experiment with, providing
instant control and of course the ability to test, fail and learn
much more rapidly. It is this characteristic which has allowed
me to develop my understanding of the many different aspects of expressing motion.