Although I have always had an interest in photography, it has only recently become a passion, largely due to the improvements made in digital cameras making it an affordable interest. I find opportunities to make images almost everywhere and my subject matter covers a broad spectrum, from portrait and landscape through the range to macro images of flowers and old rusty hinges.
I use a variety of different techniques to enhance images. I see the photograph that comes straight off the camera in the same way that film shooters see their negatives – they are something to take to the darkroom, digital or wet, for further development. For me, photography can be not only a record of a time or place but it can also be a form of self expression, an art form that can show others how we view the world and our place in it. Freeman Patterson once said ’The camera always looks both ways.’ And that is as true today as it ever was.