I have been taking photographs seriously for about a dozen years. I am largely self taught, and have had a number of exhibitions over that time.
I am irresistibly drawn by a desire to create images. I love minimalism, reducing an image to its key components and excluding anything unnecessary, helps me to understand what is essential. Using monochrome is a key part of that.
Much of my work is based around journeys, and I love the meditative nature of the act of walking. Passing slowly through a landscape in this way allows time to observe and reflect.
I am inspired by people who do things differently and see the world in their own way. People who have the courage to make a mark. Particular influences include the photographers Susan Burnstine and Keith Carter, sculptor Antony Gormley and the walking artist Hamish Fulton.
Being in control of the complete creative process is important to me, I am passionate about creating a high quality final image.