"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? Updated December 15, 2021
2019 was a good year - but 2020 was very different! Coronavirus struck in March. Almost all activity ceased... Except, during early morning walks (a permitted form of exercise) I decided to document some of the effects on the village of Hurstpierpoint and present some of the work as a slideshow . I did quite a bit of walking which became a series of artist books - Covid Walks .
And 2021? In spite of Covid and petrol shortages, we did manage a brief holiday in October. Out of that time came two works (Long Barrow and Sea Of Steps) in which I added some photographs taken in 1990 at the same locations. Both of these continue the 3D box structures which I began in 2019 with St Stephan, Maintz.