On a road trip across America I learnt photography, on the run with a Nikon and some black and white film. I photographed in the Mojave desert at track events and in Baja, California, eventually spending two years in Los Angeles in a studio environment photographing faces for album covers. For every job, I read up the technical processes required. When I returned to England, I continued to work as a free-lance commercial photographer, until discovering a contemporary degree course at the University of Gloucestershire (1993-6). After graduation, I worked as a curator with Syreford Gallery, Cheltenham and managed the Cavan Kendall photographic Portfolio. Through studying the work of other artists and with the adoration of my muse, Guinness, who loves to walk, I have been able to develop a special passion for photographing landscapes of woods and trees and skies.
The theme behind the photographs is not only about the beauty of landscape but the 'life in the landscape', where some other form brings to it a 'life', generally a quality of light or colour or even the evocation of something imagined, rather than it being a 'still' scene.
There is as a cognitive perspective beyond the dimensions of the composition that evokes the enjoyment and wonder of landscape as personal experience.