I love photography, (film and darkroom printing in particular), philosophy (I’m a PhD philosophy candidate) and fly-fishing for wild wary trout in small remote streams. I also enjoy walking the Welsh hills with my dog and my camera, whether it be a 35mm or a 7×5 large format one.
I do not wish to hold myself out as an expert in darkroom-based photography.
Some have spent more than 30 years honing their darkroom skills – these are the experts. This site is more of a notebook to myself, recording my progress in film photography and darkroom work. If anyone finds anything of value here, then that’s pleasing. In these pages I share the frustrations and minor successes that I have had in trying to get to grips with the craft of darkroom printing. If nothing else, I at least will be helping to preserve a craft that is in danger of disappearing.
My photography influences are many but I particularly like the work of Eugène Atget, Sally Mann, Wright Marion Morris, Raymond Moore and Andrew Sanderson.
In my photographic journey I am reminded of a quote by Marcel Proust:
A voyage of discovery is not seeking new landscapes but in having new eyesHence ‘Sideways eye’
Some of my work can be seen here.