Self-taught 'serious amateur' photographer for 25+ years using film and digital equipment. I also have a PhD in visual cognition/neuroscience but no longer work in the field. For many years my approach was eclectic and I'd point my lens at anything that I thought would make a good photograph. Eventually, though, I found myself gravitating toward street and candid work and monochrome images.
Many of the photographers who've inspired me are no longer living and female. I am neither. I particularly like Bert Hardy, Jane Bown, Gordon Parks, Dorothea Lange, Glenn Capers, Ara Guler, Don McCullin, Walker Evans and Vivian Maier.
Dorothea Lange once said “the camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera” and, as Bert Hardy put it, "......everywhere I look and most of the time I look, I see photographs." This is definitely my experience. Unfortunately I tend to see great photographic images far more often when I'm without a camera than with a camera.
I don't do social media. Never have. It wasn't me that wrote that. I've lived in a small village in Gwynedd, Wales for the past 26 years. Before that I lived in Adelaide, Australia.
Please: do not share my images on other websites and any social media.
Constructive critiques of my work are always welcome.