I use photography to show something about where I’ve been or people whom I’ve met. As well as trying to see the beauty in a scene or situation, I’m also trying to convey ideas and feelings. My photography is about me and what I do, who I meet and where I go. All my photography tries to be contemporary and creative. I’m resistant to being fitted in to a taxonomy by categorisation such as “travel” or “conceptual” or “nature”. All image-making is political simply by the act of selection and hence exclusion but I am not campaigning for any particular point of view, except to try to see the positives and to live life to the full.
I use 645, 35mm and DX formats plus a handy little digital compact that shoots RAW files. I’ve experimented with non-lens photography - do ask!
I first worked in a monochrome/silver wet darkroom at age 7, helping my Father with scientific prints; I’ve used colour negative materials since age 21 and digital since 2005. I use Photoshop (Adobe) and Photopaint (Corel).
The urban jungle, a confusing checkerboard construction of squares that aren’t, false perspectives and humans. What is real and what is just in our minds?
My contribution to this month’s RPS Contemporary Group’s topic: “The Real and The Unreal”, with fond memories of the graphic art of M.C. Escher and the paintings of L.S. Lowry.
This is a single natural image.
Architecture of 245 Hammersmith Road, W6 by Sheppard Robson.
The lighthouse at Ponta do Pargo, Madeira
Sub-tropical flowers facing the Atlantic blooming in January - maybe a Mapplethorpe moment for me!
Skateboarders, riders and freerunners make disciplined mayhem together in the graffiti galleries of the concrete undercroft of the Southbank Centre. Renowned as “London’s premier skatepark”, it’s the antidote to the highbrow culture of the South Bank Centre just above.