Looking to preserve and share moments in time, I’ve always been a photographer of some sort or another. My earliest photo-taking recollection is one of using a low-cost, point-and-shoot Kodak Instamatic camera loaded with black and white film cassettes. I used to love the square photos it produced as this always challenged my composition skills. Although I didn’t know it at the time, I was in good company as upmarket cameras such as Rolleiflex and Hasselblad used square formats also … but not with 126 cassettes!
From there I progressed through a series of 35mm film cameras (Halina Paulette, Yashica TL, Nikon F2SB, Nikon FE, Nikon F2AS, Voigtländer) until my conversion to digital at the turn of the century.
Today, I live in Australia where landscape and urban photography are my main themes as I aim to capture the unique beauty of Australia. Working with a Canon DSLR, I often use the digital developing process to create a distinctive, ethereal style and which has been likened by some people to ‘impressionism’.
However, I would call my style of image-making ‘interpretative’ rather than ‘impressionist’, for impressionism relies on people and movement in the picture and my images almost always contain neither.
‘I am not looking and I do not go hunting. I am the type who has got to be found.‘ Jeremy Brett (English actor).