I have long been fascinated by the duality of photography; on the one hand it faithfully and mechanically records what is in front of the camera, and at the same time this image is inevitably altered by the tools, materials and methods used to reproduce it.
I enjoy the process of photographing things as we do not usually see them, trying to show ‘reality’ in a way the viewer has not always perceived it. Each individual person has their own way of seeing; my photographs are an attempt to get mine onto a print surface.
The other side of my photography is more straight and documentary, aiming to show a personal view of the things and people I come across. The images here include both aspects.
Most of my personal work is made on film, often black & white and hand printed; though any technique is only a means to an end, and I will use whatever medium is most appropriate for the outcome.
I have been a photographer and photography educator for nearly twenty years, and do a mixture of teaching, commercial photography, personal projects and voluntary activities.
Until recently I was Senior Lecturer in Photography at City of Bristol College, now I am concentrating on freelance photography and training. I am one of the founder members of Second Look photography voluntary group and am on the organising committee of the St Werburghs Arts Trail.