I learned about photography and using a dark room while at University. After University I was called to the Bar and then developed a consulting business with my wife Bridget. Photography has always been present, but in the background.
Since our daughter Alice's death in 2007 it has become more foreground as I have had to understand how to exist in a new world. The connection to Alice excites and energises my revived photographic self.
I have also drawn on investigations into the work of the philosopher of perception Maurice Merleau-Ponty, conducted during my doctoral research; and on the inspiration provided by two great colour photographers, Saul Leiter and William Eggleston.
Robert Farrands, PhD, ABIPP