I am an amateur photographer with a passion for travel photography.
My love of travel and photography began at an early age. I began using a small Brownie camera and moved to a Pentax Spotmatic that I received for my 21st birthday. As soon as my family became more independent, I began a project involving volunteering in South America. While there, I had many opportunities to travel and continue photographing. Since the project ended I have travelled to other countries including India, China and Mongolia. During my travels I prefer to use a small Sony RX vi as it is small and unobtrusive. When not travelling, I read many photography books, and occasionally take a workshop or two when I feel I need to improve my skills.
Since the beginning of Covid 19, I have begun to create composite images using my travel photos and more unusual photos that I often take. The results look like paintings. Viewers are forced to look hard at the image to understand what they are looking out and work out the story.
My images are not meant to be beautiful, meaningful and serious in the way that fine art is normally defined. They do not always follow rules of good photography. In addition, they involve a lot of post-processing and can be considered by some as very over-processed, unfocussed, with clashing colours. But that is how they are meant to be. I create work that is not real, although it does have some real elements and tends to be on the lighthearted and humorous side. People often laugh at the ridiculousness of the images and enjoy the stories they portray.
Categories: Fine Art