My love of photography began as a child with glimpses into the lives of others. A sheltered upbringing made those frozen snapshots essential to my attempts to understand the world around me. My early, timid curiosity evolved into a lifelong fascination with other realities.
At seven I learnt to use the family Brownie box and began to capture my own realities. On my 13th birthday my father gave me a simple camera of my own, which went everywhere with me until it was worn out. In my early twenties, the acquisition of a film SLR set me on a perpetual learning path. It wasn’t until years later that I realised photography was my natural vocation. It had been with me all my life; had saved my most important memories – and those of many other people; it had even saved my sanity in the toughest times.
I love most genres from landscapes to fashion, insects to architecture, beauty to urban grime but time dictates that I reserve some themes for enjoyment of other artists’ work. My recurring subjects include people, flowers, landscapes, still life and macro. But I can’t promise to resist being drawn into other themes occasionally.