As a self-taught photographer using an old second hand camera, I first set about finding my own style by creating painterly self-portraits.
I've been shooting portraits on a DSLR for around two years and have staged all of the self portraits from the front room of my home. Some of these had their first public showing at the Surface gallery as part of the Off Centre Festival in Nottingham, UK.
Building on the body of self-portraiture work, I combined my admiration of my favourite painters with my high regard and connection with the older generation to create images for the Glowing Older project. Something which has most definitely evolved as a result of caring full-time for my father. Who sadly passed away 3 weeks ago.