I have always been told that I see the world differently, for years I considered this to be an insult, it wasn’t until I picked up a camera and started sharing what I saw that it became a positive part of my life.
My memories of growing up in Lancashire are filled with trips into the Pennines and Lake District, pretty green places, I’m sure the rose tinted glasses have removed the driving rain and thick mud. Then for some obscure reason I ran away from home fully intending to join the circus, however, I ended up a member of the Royal Navy instead (which is surprisingly similar to the circus) and it was in the Navy that I started my love hate relationship with the sea.
My time with the Royal Navy provided me the opportunity to travel and explore some beautiful and wild places around the world. Making art and being in the Royal Navy means that I don’t get to see much of the places I have been, usually just around the port of entry. I like to think that the pictures I take are of the forgotten parts of our world, the places that have been overlooked as we carry on our busy lives.
Leaving the Royal Navy in 2012, I took the leap and moved halfway across the world! Travel, it’s good for you! I now call Sydney NSW my home.
My photography makes me pause and consider the beauty that is all around, often making me smile and dream of far away places. I hope that it does the same for you.