MY PASSION FOR PHOTOGRAPHY
I realised an interest in photography back in 2001 during a trip to New York along with my first digital camera. Looking back, I never really fully understood photography’s impact and importance on the world. I just snapped away endlessly taking photos, as a leisurely activity and not really knowing why.
I’m thankful to have visited some amazing places around the world including parts of Mexico, Morocco, Paris, San Francisco, Thailand, Vietnam, Colombia and China. My art and design background helped me to find that sweet spot and capture landscapes, architecture, nature and much more. I was interested in lines, patterns, colours and texture and have a vast array of photos that I revisit regularly, which helps to reassess attention and direction.
My Diploma in Photography which I am studying towards has opened up many doors and ideas for my work, and has certainly heightened my technical awareness too, there is much to learn. My long term plan is to invest towards my kit and studio in the hope of creating a more diverse portfolio. There are endless possibilities!
My recent subject matter still includes landscapes, and the most striking place I have visited on home soil in my view, is the jaw dropping region of Snowdonia. It offers something new every time I visit with my family. I aim to capture its sheer scale and raw beauty, along with its dramatic environment. I’m looking out for raw and weathered surfaces, natural formations, even decayed rusty metal. These collections, juxtaposed against clean and polished surfaces, the polar extremes of natural and man-made structures, is an intriguing comparison of taste, originality, respect and tradition. In some way this fascination of mine has spilled over into portraiture with a more concentrated methodology for a novice in this area. I’m still learning the ropes, but with patience, practice and perseverance, I’ll be able to find a formula that agrees with my plans. I’m keen to maximise the use of our true friend ‘natural light’ which for me, offers the best solution for effective exposure (with a little help from a reflector).
I’m pleased to share my upcoming plans on how my portfolio will develop and diversify with upcoming designs and prints. Follow my blog to get more updates.