My work seeks to record the world as I see it; providing, I hope, a visually stimulating record. The challenge is to produce images that stand alone and have the qualities of exhibition works.
Really everything comes from my love of documenting and capturing ‘the image’; stealing the moment and making an object of interest and intrinsic value from it.
South Yorkshire is my home and it is the area in which most of my photographic energy is directed. To me it is an area of fantastic contrast ever changing as national and global events impact on its landscape and people. History, regeneration, renewal, urban and rural environments are all there to be explored.
I don’t see myself as a professional or amateur. I’m a photographer. I was a photographer before I did my first days paid work so ‘photographer’ pre-dates any label of employment status. As a photographer I try to act professionally and try to work to the highest standards possible. I hope that sometimes I succeed.
I work mostly in black and white but if the subject demands it I use colour. I’ve been using digital cameras and printing since 1999 and much as I think of a return to film and wet processing I accept that we have moved on. The history of photography is one of ongoing technical change. It is great to be around when such an important change has occurred.
Just started a project on Spurn Point out on the edge of the Humber. Hope to post some images soon.