As a photographer, I have a very simple philosophy - I try to create beautiful and interesting images. My usual medium is my website, but I also prepare and sell prints and posters.
My website presents a rather wide variety of photographic subjects and styles. A friend once advised me to find a specialty and stick with it. This was perhaps a good suggestion, but I found it to be very limiting. I prefer to explore many subjects, including landscapes, flowers, nature, people, architecture, abstracts, birds, and macro photography.
I always try to look at a subject with a view to capturing its essence, trying to eliminate the extraneous. I am drawn to scenes and objects by the presence of lines and shapes, shadows, reflections, contrast, colour, balance and, most of all, simplicity. I like colour but I love black & white. I am rather prone to removing disagreeable colours if they don't add to an image. Having just confessed to being a generalist, I must admit that I have a particular fondness for photos of snow and ice. I take great pleasure in walking along Poole Creek on a crisp winter day where I can always find examples of nature's beauty.
Photoshop has opened up a whole range of tools that I am exploring. I consider my latest work not as photos but as "photo art," or "fauxtography."
I owe a debt of thanks to my father, who possessed the photographic eye, and my uncle, who first introduced me to the magical darkroom.