I have been a passionate and dedicated photographer for over twenty-five years. My love for photography began with film cameras and working in the darkroom producing my own prints. I feel there is something special about the hands on approach of film and the craft of working in the darkroom.
My development and enthusiasm for the subject meant progressing to using 5×4 large format cameras and I have travelled extensively around the country, especially the North West of Scotland, capturing its solitude and sublime beauty.
Whilst obtaining a BA (Hons) Photography degree, my direction in photography changed. As well as moving towards digital media, I also moved towards a more urban style of photography, including photographing the busy populated areas of London. As part of my final year I travelled extensively around India for over two months, visiting many of its major cities and towns and photographing the unique and beautiful people throughout the country, returning having taken over 8,000 photographs.
My aims for the future are to be involved in photo documentary and street photography, with an aim to gaining an MA.
“To take a photograph is to align the head, the eye and the heart. It’s a way of life.” Henri Cartier – Bresson
“If I am looking for a story at all, it is in my relationship to the subject – the story that tells me, rather than that I tell.” – Bruce Davidson
“If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn’t need to lug around a camera.” – Lewis Hine
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