Hi and thank you for visiting. What you might like to know about me:
I live on a northern seashore under a big sky. When the weather comes in, the house feels like a boat with windows for glass sails. It’s a shore I left at the age of five so I’ve made something of a prodigal’s return, after following life’s compass south and then east for the long haul.
I was late to the photography party. It was Japan where I bought the first of many Fuji disposable cameras. The thrill I felt on getting back the sets of prints lit a pilot light and has kept me hooked as I’ve confronted the latecomer’s technical catch up. (I could maintain an entire blog on the subject of tripods!)
I fall into the ‘what you’re looking for’ rather than the ‘what you’re looking at’ category when I pick up a camera. I have a bias for quiet images, subdued hues and the blue regions of the spectrum. I prefer the focus soft, often to the point of abstraction. My interest lies in visual themes rather than in the individual image. I like to combine my images with words and sometimes with music to illustrate certain ideas.
The learning curve remains as steep as any of the hillsides that surround me here and the ‘unrealised projects’ folder so full it won’t close but people always tell me it’s about the process!
Seneca wrote “we can choose whose children we would like to be”. I’ve chosen Saul Leiter, Fred Herzog, Robert Adams, Eliot Porter, Dorothea Lange, John Blakemore and Sam Abell.