I studied at the University of Arts in Bournemouth in Dorset where I obtained a Diploma in Photography in 2010. My photographic interests are varied; I like to explore image interpretation by using a variety of techniques such as analogue alternative photographic processes as well as using digital media. This stems from challenging myself technically to create unedited images that attempt to capture the depth, shape and visual impact of the proposed subject matter by presenting it on media that enables an organic type of exploration. It is very much an evolving process, encouraging me to closely examine the living and abstract world and then form images that explore the spontaneous nature that subtly exists all around us.
Presently, my work is very much explorative of the relationships that exist pictorially between plant life and the different base materials used to display them, such as photographic paper, cloth, stone and digital media.
When I am working with analogue processes I create unique one of a kind lumen prints which do not require the use of a darkroom; I also work with photographic emulsions to create unique images on a variety of watercolour paper and stone such as Slate, Marble and Portland. When using light sensitive liquid emulsion to print images it allows much greater diversity enabling the exploration of a number of surface media like paper, cloth and stone.
When using a digital camera I try to explore the deeper effect of what is created by the image going beyond just taking a photograph. I attempt to explore the fine lines of wear and tear, the internal movement of colour across a plant, how the shadows conceal or accentuate the shapes and forms, examining plant life in a more abstract emotional manner.
I also use my digital camera to explore architectural shapes and forms, looking at the minutiae of a building's fabric or design, whether it be the curve of a staircase or the lighting of an arch.
More generally, I am constantly observing and forming my own unique frame of the visual situation laid out in front of me either in colour or in black and white, studying the subject matter and exploring its potential visual connection/interpretation beyond just representing the view in front of the camera, reshaping its context.