Absence of colour opens my photographic eye to a range of creative possibilities. Considering compositional elements like line, shape and form, and using the important values of light and contrast to establish mood are integral to my continually-evolving work in shades of grey.
Change is important for my creativity so I enjoy experimenting with techniques such as long exposures where the transient is transformed into a visible trace, and with infrared images where the monochrome aesthetic is shifted another step from reality. This provides an option to add a softer, more diffused quality into my work whilst maintaining a distinct graphic characteristic.
I often work in locations such as coastal areas, natural and urban landscapes and emptied places where man’s intervention can still be felt.
I work from digital and scanned film originals. My processing is digital and finished exhibition pieces are printed onto fine art paper using archival inks.