There are themes that run through my work; landscapes, cityscapes and getting up close with the natural world. Common to most of these themes are a fascination with how light can transform the ordinary into the wonderful, how it can illuminate the insignificant and make it compelling and poignant.
With landscapes, I try to capture the emotion of how I feel about the subject. I am drawn to empty, melancholic and haunting places, places that linger in the memory and play on your thoughts. I capture what moves me.
Cities fascinate me, constantly changing, always evolving and inevitably decaying. All of these element make a place, and each place has a different feel, a different quality and a different impact on the inhabitants. Sometimes it is the small details that make a place, the textures, the colours, the shapes, the interactions and contrasts. Other times it is the bold statements, the grandiose and even the vulgar. I capture my thoughts, deliberations and response to all of these elements.
The natural world intrigues me, so much beauty in everything. I like to get up close and intimate with the natural world, particularly flora. Often shooting into the light and playing with focus and depth of field to create ethereal, scintillant images.
Recent images have been:
- Published is the Daily Mail and Daily Mirror
- Displayed on a 6m long feature wall in Lion Yard shopping centre, Cambridge
- Featured in Interpave's technical paving publications and their website
- Used on the websites for Susdrain, Melliss LLP, Cambridge City Council and Guildford Town Guides
- Used within the CIRIA SuDS manual
- Featured in publications from Cambridge City Council, Cambridgeshire County Council
- Used on the front cover of a book by Author Victoria George
I am also a volunteer photographer for the Woodland Trust