I look to shape, form and design from the abundance of nature within the landscape the Lizard and then, excitingly, I can use my skills as an interdisciplinary photo-artist and specialised printmaker and alternative photographic processes, to apply my alchemy.
Photography and art has defined who I am all my life from film to the present digital age. I eventually became an Associate of The Royal Photographic Society in 2011.
My journey as a specialised printmaker began as the result of the evolution of the photographic digital age; I was tired of the growth of throwaway images and needed to get back to a more of a time honoured way of presenting my imagery. Producing photogravures is a slow but meditative process creating an impression of an image, rather than an exact representation of how a place looks but, also to how it feels. Each fine-art print being quite unique and archival, taking on a warmth and beauty that is not present in any other photographic process.
As a photographer & printmaker living in West Cornwall much of my inspiration is taken from the wild Celtic landscape that I have loved and lived in for most of my life. The coast, the sea and the moors, isolated places attract me the most where I can study and capture our natural world.
I also practice other alternative photographic print-making processes, Venetian Monotype which I learnt whilst in Venice, and the Cyanotype process which originated in the 1840’s being one of the first non-silver technologies used to create photographic cyan blue prints, which I now delight in printing with photograms and my own photographic images using our very own Cornish sunshine.