These images show a darkness I have fought against. They show the health issues that I’m carrying, the tiredness and the loss. For all those reasons I want to reject them but I can’t because what they also show is the process. We can’t just live in the end result, the healed, the better, the evolved. We have to go through the fire to get there.
This blog is a journal of sorts, a collection of thoughts and musings on art, photography, creativity and life. In here you’ll find everything from behind the scenes breakdowns of my images to ramblings on creative inspiration.
If you take the time to read this then I hope you find something in here that helps you, inspires you or makes you feel something. Please feel free to leave a comment if you want to ask a question or add to the conversation.
Working with dramatic light and shadow can produce incredible results, creating mystery and mood and allowing the photographer to direct the eye and shape the frame.
The thing about lockdown is that time moves slower. This is both good and bad – it has felt like a long winter (my least favourite season) but I’m also more connected and aware of the subtle changes in nature that signal the coming of spring. After a sleepless night, I crawl out of bed […]
I have never had an easy relationship with my body. I was virtually unaware of it when I was young. I was an active child, brought up in the age when TV was the only screen we had and we watched an hour after school and a movie on the weekends. The rest of my […]
Finding inspiration and maintaining a flow of ideas and creativity is one of the hardest parts of being an artist. I know I, and many other artists, feel like inspiration should be easier to capture – after all we are creative beings, seeing and interpreting the world through whatever creative medium we choose. We see […]
I’ve always been drawn to black and white photography. There’s something that’s both simple and striking about a monochrome image, especially a portrait, where the absence of colour strips away a layer and allows light and emotion to take centre stage. That said, my own experiments with black and white photography have previously been less […]