I’m Tasmanian born, have three grown children and have a creative mind.
I have taken photographs for as long as I can remember. Gradually updating my camera over time. Since doing a photography course at the Tasmanian Polytechnic (TAFE), Devonport, I have developed a new insight into composition and technique.
Black and White film is my first love, but digital photography has opened a whole new way of thinking for me. I can take the photo in colour and convert it to B&W if I wish. I don’t have to think about it whilst on location.
Some of the B&W night photos have been taken from a collection of photographs I took in Melbourne & used for one of my Final Assignments in the Diploma of Photography.
Many thoughts form in my mind when I am placed in an atmosphere of darkness, camera in hand. The night feels warm and still but lacks the human element. Except for the stream of car lights flowing around a corner leaving a ghost trail of where it once was. Details are hidden in the shadows, light – a beacon illuminating the scene. My other senses take over, my sight compromised only for that moment; I am part of the scene, I am the camera!
“Light has its existence only because darkness gives it room for expression”