My photographic journey has taken me from the snapshots I took as a 12 year old with the pocket camera I won in a raffle, via black & white and street photography, wildlife and landscape, to the abstract photography I enjoy so much today.
Now when going out with my camera I no longer have a particular image in mind, there is no shot that I want to bring home. This means my photography is no longer planned but solely guided by intuition, I wait to see what I find (or what finds me) and what inspires me. Therefore, my images are personal interpretations of the world and how I see it at a certain moment in time. I hope they also inspire the imagination of the viewers.
It is not my intention to show an accurate, realistic or flattering picture of the world that surrounds us but to find the beauty in those details or angles that are often overlooked or lost in the bigger picture.
Multiple exposure, intentional camera movement, close-up and macro photography are the techniques I use to create my images. Whether it is a small, out of context detail, a different viewpoint, a distorted or a double exposed image, I like breaking the rules of representational photography and the unforeseeable outcomes and surprising results these techniques bear (well, at least for me they are still largely unforeseeable) along with the fact that each image is so unique that it is almost impossible to reproduce it.
My images are influenced by painters and sculptors as well as photographers, namely by the expressionist and impressionist abstract artists of the 19th and 20th century; I also thoroughly enjoy the work of contemporary photographers like Valda Bailey, Bae Bien-U, Al Brydon, Doug Chinnery, Graham Cook, Chris Friel, Inside the Outside, Paul Kenny, Joel Sternfeld, Hans Strand, Charlie Waite, David Ward and many others. A special thank you goes to Jane Simmonds for her inspiration, her support and her patience.