I grew up on a small farm in the Welsh countryside. My first clear memory is of the afternoon sun lighting a wall in front of the kitchen window. I was fascinated by the way the colour of the bricks changed as the sun went down. Living in a natural environment for so long has influenced my photography.
I use reflections as they allow me to use contrast, or include ‘out of shot’ elements.
I use clouds, mist and fog for their ability to convey mood.
I like lines, angles and shapes. The contrasts help to illustrate the effect of man in nature, and lines often lead to imagined/unseen places.
I like old/abandoned buildings and machines because they highlight the passing of time and allow the imagination to take over.
I like graffiti, it usually brings colour to dull urban environments and, if it’s good, it makes a statement and provokes thought.
Finally I like to use perspective to show a known subject in a new way or create abstracts. And also to show the unusual, often things which others pass without noticing.
Over the last decade or so, I have spent an increasing amount of time using my own mental struggles – and the way I have somehow been able to overcome at least some of them – in my work with clients.
My simple goal is to help them see the beauty they already possess. One of the subtle, yet profound results is that they walk away finally being able to place photographs of themselves at home for them and all to see.
This work has evolved into what I call the Body Project.
In all my work, my aim is not so much photography, but the creation of art which makes the viewer think and feel.