I believe that photography can be a powerful tool. Particularly when it comes to difficult issues which the world would rather forget. Images bring a subject to life and create a bridge of empathy with alternate realities. I have a particular love of street photography and portraiture. I am not concerned with conventional human beauty in pictures and am fascinated by life in it's raw form. In South Africa I am drawn to the homeless and life within townships and informal settlements - where days are hard and violent and filled with tragedy. But life continues on regardless. Babies are born, lovers discover each other, families grow and disintegrate and death is eventually inevitable. Lives are the same the world over. And yet they are completely different. When travelling, I am drawn to the interface of life that exists from moment to moment and the quirks of that culture that make it unique.