I feel like I accidentally merged the Submission Statement and background statement into one blurb. My apologies. :-)
I work in demolition and waste management. I have always seen visual compositions everywhere I go. There is beauty to be found even in the most mundane objects & scenes. For a long time I thought that I was just a frustrated painter trapped by the sausage-fingered genetics I had been born with. When mobile phone cameras became ubiquitous I found I could capture many of the things I was seeing. I grew more confident and shared these images with my family & friends. This encouragement led to a broader appreciation of photographic art. I bought a cheap DSLR. I would never go anywhere without at least two cameras. I feel I have approached the field of photography backwards. I started at digital with just my punk-rock D.I.Y attitude and instinct. I am now educating myself towards film and the origins of photography. This is a collection entitled "Life in the material world" Hopefully it conveys some of the things I have experienced working on the hard edge of consumerism and waste disposal.