"Photography is a medium of formidable contradictions - it is both ridiculously easy and impossibly difficult" - Edward Steichen.
I agree with Steichen. But I also think that photography should be regarded, not as document or art, but simply as medium. As a medium it has several incarnations and can be used in a very wide variety of ways and for a wide variety of puposes. We should rather talk of photographies rather than photography. I have been photographing for many years, but have never felt that my work fitted easily into traditional genres.
The photographs on this site should not be viewed as individual images, but rather should be seen as collections. I regard each collection as a Work. Thus each picture is part of a sequence in which the order and placing are often important. They would normally be presented strategically placed on the gallery wall or sometimes in a book. This organisation may depend on the graphical features of the images, their formal qualities or in ways which contribute significantly to the meaning of the overall piece.
The works on this site use a variety of photographic processes. You can navigate either by subject groupings via the galleries,by processes or by date via the biography. Continue... to the Galleries... to Processes... to Biography...
What's New? :(December 14, 2016.)
Very much behind with updating this site! I have spent a lot of time going through my back catalogue, drawing together images which relate together and which will make hand made compilation booklets. I continue to make prints and combine processes. Come back from time to time to see some new additions. Most recently I added printmaking work - Barbara's Garden and Bookshelf - Prussian Blue - and a major photographic piece on DNA , CATG - Building DNA. There is also a triptych, derived from CATG, which I may develop further.
Not something I do do routinely, but I was recently asked to take some publicity photos for Brighton Consort, a superb group of local singers, as they were rehearsing with their conductor, James Dixon, for a concert in the famous music room of the Brighton Pavilion. Here are a few of the shots.