I have been interested in photography for many years, predominantly working in black and white, using medium and large format cameras. Recently I have been working on two new projects – one recording details of 18th and 19th century wall paintings in Rajasthan, India and the other locating and recording landscapes, mainly of historical or industrial sites in England.
The project in Rajasthan began to take form after a holiday there in 2008. Since then I have made several visits to India to find and research locations of paintings. Unfortunately, as the photographs show, many of these important buildings are now completely abandoned and the paintings are often badly damaged by sun and rain, wild animals such as birds and termites and many have been defaced by local villagers or even scratched to remove delicate lines of gold leaf.