Walking paths and byeways with my dog, a home-fashioned, easy-in-the-hand stick and a camera is essential to me. I find walking and photography to be deeply interconnected, whether in the countryside or city. Indeed, after a long confusing period of not knowing what kind of a photographer I wanted to be, I now consider myself to be simply a photographer of the path and the inconsequential things ‘happened upon’ when walking.
This site is a a bit of a mixture: a notebook to myself, recording my progress and errors learning film darkroom work; thoughts on photography at large and of course, my ramblings with camera and dog. Printmaking has greatly altered my attitude towards photography, particularly Bromoil, Oil and Salt printing.
My photographic influences are many, across a wide range of genres, styles and subject matters. Singling out a few is difficult but I find the work of Atget, Strand, Dorothea Lange, Sally Mann, Wright Marion Morris, Raymond Moore and Andrew Sanderson particularily thought-provoking. And of course those walker-photographers, Fay Godwin, Thomas Joshua Cooper, Hamish Fulton and Richard Long.
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.