I live in East Sussex although I grew up on the island of Jersey. I still retain an affinity for seascapes and coastal views even though I no longer have a beautiful beach on my back doorstep.
My approach to photography is greatly informed by my background in painting and I use in-camera multiple exposure and ICM (intentional camera movement) to blur detail and abstract shapes in the landscape.
I am driven by an exploration of colour and form. My objective is to create multi-layered images that depict the subtleties of the landscape around us. I am more concerned with portraying an interpretation rather than a literal representation of what I see before me.
I have been fortunate to have been tutored by some highly talented and inspirational professionals, most notably Jay Maisel and the time spent with him and his impressive array of guest speakers in New York continues to influence the way I approach my work.
I enjoy trying to push the boundaries of what photography is about and I strive to produce work that has movement and energy. A pivotal moment for me was coming across the work of Chris Friel and subsequently being tutored in the alternative techniques needed to produce such results by Doug Chinnery.
I have been influenced by many great talents; some of my inspirations include aforementioned Jay Maisel, Raphael Shevelev, Chris Friel , Rob Hudson and Doug Chinnery. Also Susan Burnstine, Fay Godwin, Ernst Haas, Aaron Siskind, Andre Kertesz, Vivian Maier, Sarah Moon, Arnold Newman, Klavdij Sluban, Alexey Titarenko, Charlie Waite to name just a few.
Painters whose work I particularly admire include Bonnard, Cezanne, Chagall, Diebenkorn, Kandinsky,
Thank you for taking the time to visit.
JERSEY ARTS CENTRE "Fragile" 20 March - 8 April 2017
NEW ASHGATE GALLERY, Surrey - "Rural & Urban Perspectives" 23 April - 4 June 2016
MALL GALLERIES - Light & Land at the Mall 1st-10th August 2015
MASTERS OF VISION Biennial at Southwell Minster 25 July - 23 August 2015
BRIGHTON PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY EXHIBITION MARCH - MAY 2015
DDA FACTORY, Sardinia - exhibited April 2014
PATCHINGS "Connected 2014" May 2014
MALL GALLERIES "Year of the Print" exhibition March 2014
LINUS GALLERIES ONLINE EXHIBITION '71 Percent'
ROYAL PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY - Members biennial exhibition, Feb, 2013
CORK ST. GALLERY OPEN EXHIBITION, London - exhibited Jan 2013
LINUS GALLERIES - Online exhibition,‘Botanicals’ 2012
CORK ST. GALLERY OPEN EXHIBITION, London - exhibited August 2012
Small Print Magazine Spring/Summer 2015 contributor
Small Print Magazine Fall 2013 & S/S 2014 contributor
INTERVIEWS & ESSAYS
PROFOTO Dec 2016
Landscape Photography Magazine interview Oct 2016
Outdoor Photography Sept 2016 "Let's Play"
BBC Radio Sussex 19 Aug 2015
Tim Andrews - Over the Hill series contributor, July 2013
USA Landscape Photographer of the Year 2014 7 images Highly Commended
GARDEN PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2013 'Greening the City' - finalist
GARDEN PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2012 'Greening the City' 2nd place & 3rd place
LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2012 - Judges commendation
GRAND PRIX DE LA DECOUVERTE - Juror award of merit 2012
INTERNATIONAL LOUPE AWARDS 2012 - Bronze award
I have images in private collections in various parts of the world and stock images have been purchased by the following companies: