In 1997 I made the transition from film producer to photographer. My early work sought a unique response to nature and architectural form through hand-cut photographic collage.
Recently I have moved into the realm of abstraction, producing work that is more about texture, colour and composition and less about representational subject matter. Most often I explore with my camera in salvage, train or shipyards – anywhere I can shoot rusted metal or weathered and painted wood. There is a fascination I find in documenting man-made materials, where once constructed, will spend the rest of their lives attempting a return to nature.
I focus in very close to a subject and photograph only the surface, removed from any contextual reference, with the objective of creating a painterly, abstract effect.
Hand-cut photographic collage is resurfacing in my latest work, utilizing my images of abstract textural surfaces and experimentation with mixed media.
I continue to explore my passion for black and white photography.