I was born in the UK, in a small historic town called Bath. Anyone watching Bridgerton on Netflix has probably seen my old home in the background. I first got a camera as a teenager, where I learned to take terrible photos. I had no idea what I was doing and it showed. However, after many years of practice I am now an award winning photographer, living with my wife and a house full of animals, on the other side of the world in Hervey Bay, Queensland.
I have never been much of a technical photographer. I don’t have the latest cameras or equipment. I don’t really know how to use photoshop (other than the basics) and I don’t heavily edit my images. I photograph by instinct. I approach photography, as a painter would approach a painting. I see the finished image in my minds eye, and try to capture my vision, using the camera as my brush.
Photography allows the viewer to witness a moment in time. Frozen forever, the light and shadows interplay to tell a story. A story that the photographer has crafted and written with light.
For me, a photograph is as much about what is not in the image, as what is. It is my goal to simplify a scene. To take the complexity of the world and distil it, down to its essential elements. To show life in a beautiful light. To guide the viewer through the scene and to allow them to construct their own narrative.