For me the camera is an ideal tool with which to re-order the world around me.
My aim, to explore the simple aesthetic of line and form and by that means develop a narrative, which promotes a greater awareness and understanding of a “sense of place.”
This aim encourages me to stop and look. A necessity in today’s environment, which is so dense, so intense that you can easily get lost amid the rush.
T.S. Eliot used a phrase in The Waste Land that I found both apt and thought provoking: “A heap of broken images.”
A line that suggests a life, lived without recourse to imagination or meaningful ideas. Regressed by the desert of an urban environment, perhaps?
Though if you take time to look, you may see poetry amongst the “stoney rubbish.”
Commercial photography has been my work for some years. Now the reasons behind image making are purely self-indulgent. A fun exploration and rediscovery of the rationale that made me pick up a camera in the first place.