"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 and other processes. You can navigate either by subject groupings via the galleries,by processes or by date via the biography.

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What's New? :(November 23, 2019.)

This year (2019) seems to have been a creative year, especially regarding handmade books. A cruise down the Rhine yielded several flagbooks (some yet to be added here) and a 3D 'book in a box' of the church of St Stephan in Maintz and its Chagall windows. The 3D-book caught my imagination, and some pictures of the covered walkways I took in Bologna in 2018 seemed especially suited to the format

Otherwise, my main artistic pastime is a fairly regular life drawing class at a local school. Some recent drawings can be seen here

"Many pictures turn out to be limp translations of the known world instead of vital objects which create an intrinsic world of their own. There is a vast difference between taking a picture and making a photograph". (Robert Heinecken)