In 1997 I made the transition from film producer to fine art photographer. Since, I have been exploring abstraction, producing work that is more about texture, colour and composition and less about representational subject matter.
In my ‘LIGHT IMITATING ART’ series, I explore mechanical ways of altering light sources creating images that appear more like charcoal sketches than photographs. I am drawn to surrealism and it is in this exciting experimentation with light that the suggestion of a figure or shape may emerge.
For my ‘SURFACES’ series, I seek out industrial sites where I can shoot rusted metal, weathered wood, or distressed walls. I find a fascination in documenting man-made materials, where once constructed, begin a never ending attempt to return to nature. I employ closely cropped images to remove any contextual reference, with the objective of creating a painterly, abstract effect.