I discovered Photography in my teenage years during a hobbies class at school. When I expressed my interest in it my career councillor suggested I pursue a more reliable occupation.
Now that I am much older, wiser and feeling creatively unfulfilled I have decided to follow my instincts and pursue my passion.
The entry of these images into the "Emerging Talent Award" marks my decision to pursue photography with a career in mind.
All my images are spontaneous. There has been no manipulation of the mise en scene or elements within.
I learnt photography before digital technology had emerged and all my skill set was acquired using the analogue process, this gave me a good understanding of film stocks and lenses. Developing my images started with processing my film stock and printing my images in a dark room.
I believe photographers who haven't experienced the analogue process are missing out on an organic connection with their images.