I was born in Auckland, New Zealand where I studied photography, developing and printing during my school years and experimented during the 1980’s with home developing and shooting with Infra-Red high speed film. I have used different cameras and lenses from Nikon, Pentax and Canon, today I shoot exclusively with the Fujifilm X series X-E1, X-Pro3 and X100F rangefinder style cameras. I have found Fuji cameras to being something special, perhaps even possessing a soul when it comes to the artistic creation process.
The majority of my photographic output is black and white. Since my introduction to the medium, monochrome images have always resonated with my vision and senses. The emotion I want to express works to a stronger degree in black and white. When totally eliminating colour the subject is isolated, as it removes the diversity and distractive quality of colour.
Through my body of work I attempt to create scenes depicting a sense of isolation, conveying two emotional responses that exist from such a state, experiencing either a pleasant and undisturbed peaceful feeling or a darker isolated feeling which could be negative and restricting. These photographs have significance beyond the simplistic aesthetics of their composition. It goes beyond the physicality of the photograph or one of the objects represented in the images. This portfolio attempts to create a narrative within the abstraction of the isolated subjects portrayed. By keeping the compositions focused on an emotive theme, the viewer can interpret these feelings as either positive or restrictive.