“To photograph is to hold one’s breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It’s at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.”
― Henri Cartier-Bresson
Refining an ordinary image to evoke beauty and mystery is what gives my creative process life, right from the very first camera click through to post processing. I took up photography as a hobby 9 years ago and I have never looked back. This is the passion that I share.
Black and white photography has intrigued me since my childhood. I would sit for hours rummaging through old black and white family photos taken with my father's 1950's Leica camera. Growing up as a child of the sixties and seventies, it's a genre I feel most comfortable with. When the distractions of colours are removed, a black and white photo can be emotive and powerful. It allows us to focus on what's important and it's more likely to tell a story.
There are many genres that I have flirted with over time but night photography is my first love. When all the chatter stops and the world drifts into night, I am drawn into the darkness to capture the light. I don't get out as much as I used to but I have shared some of my favourite night photography images here.
I hope you enjoy scrolling through my photography. Thank you for connecting with me and please feel free to contact me anytime.