I’ve never been interested in the larger picture – it has always been about getting close up and finding the landscape within; in the patina of oxidised rusts, weathered wood and paint; on sea-washed metals, buildings and boats. I prefer the images remain as natural as the elements that have created them. I rarely use Photoshop, apart from a bit of artistic housekeeping.

I take my inspiration from emotive artists such as Howard Hodgkin or Gerhard Richter – where it’s about creating feeling and sentiment rather than literal representation.

I began taking photographs in my mid-late teens and went on to do a course in printmaking at Withens Lane.
I never made photography my main profession, instead I became a researcher, then news and wine journalist. However, I throughout my changes in profession, have always come back to the camera.

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