I spent 35 years in corporate life as a marketeer, latterly working as a marketing communications and customer experience specialist, using words and pictures to tell stories for customers, and in understanding what they wanted.
When I felt I had done enough there and it was time to move on, I left to become a full-time photographer. I am now committed to photography, ambitiously wanting to see how far I can push my work and gain attention for it. I occasionally use my words-and-pictures skills to make my images more accessible or powerful.
My self-taught photography has progressively developed since my first camera - a Box Brownie - at age 8, to its present form which centres on landscapes and people. My images attempt to explore the impact of man on his landscape in history and today, and how man exists in it now.
I mix my photography for clients - mainly gardens, interiors, buildings, products and makers' pieces, and people - with my personal projects.
I'd describe my style as being geometric and graphic, with strong lines and forms and angles. I shoot in colour – usually muted, sometimes bold. I like to push images to the edges of the frame and abandon conventional compositions to test our sense of aesthetics.
My primary photographic style with my current projects is that of semi-industrial landscape. The Easterly Edges photobook is exactly that, showing how human activity interacts with and affects the landscape, with buildings, structures and objects.
My direction however is to develop more photo documentary and travel projects, together with portraiture.
I am interested in mixing digital and analogue media, and I play with intaglio printmaking using some of my images as an initial starting point in the creation of a piece.
I am also a self-taught graphic designer, typophile, writer, and photobook collector.