Anglo-American by birth and a naturalized French citizen, I live in Grenoble, France where I teach American Studies at Université Grenoble Alpes. Since discovering my passion for photography in my early thirties, I have completed a variety of projects, generally focused on a geographical area and associated themes, which can be historical, social, cultural, environmental, economic, etc. As I am not a professional photographer, my approach is necessarily long term, with its advantages and drawbacks. Among the former is the ability to refine my vision over time through research, a meticulous and extensive editing process and the happy discoveries one makes when 'on assignment'. The drawbacks include frustration at having to interrupt a project when on a roll and the lack of contact with and feedback from the photography community.
Since taking up photography, I have been largely content with this intermittent approach as it has enabled me to conceive my projects and work at my own pace without the pressure of having to make a living from my passion. Recently, though, I have increasingly felt the need to share my work with others in order to further evolve and grow as a photographer.