Photography has been one of my creative outlets for a number of years. I don’t see my work as an exercise in my knowledge of, or skill in digital manipulation or retouching, beyond mirroring traditional dodging and burning. And I’m not interested in lazy clichés; endless bokeh, sunsets and macro shots of flowers. I strive to create images that present a narrative; a question; an emotion. I shoot film as often as I can, home developing in my minimal darkroom, which gives me complete creative control over the traditional craft of creating images.
I love the photography of the photojournalist masters. The Magnum photographers, Cartier-Bresson, Capa, Bruce Gilden’s flash, Koudelka, Don McCullin, Gordon Parks, Martin Parr’s English observations, Mary Ellen Mark, Salgado and W. Eugene Smith’s window into the human condition – these amongst many others.
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