Saturday, 17 June 2017 16:28

Website Updated!

It has been quite some time since I updated the website. I had been putting most images on facebook, but it was important to also refresh the website since I have been publishing many new works over the past months.

After completing my further studies, there was a gap in my motivation and creativity. Since the end of last year, I have however found a new energy and inspiration to push the boundaries. I have been working in many directions, starting with an evolution of the Soul Searching Series. It has been my favourite project for many years, and I am glad to have found the inspiration to give it a new lease of life.

 Some other projects were also updated with new images, including Portraits of Architecture and 7,000,000,000:1

I have added one of the exhibitions I most enjoyed working on, which was the Improvised Moves Exhibition (2015). I have included some images which were not in the exhibition itself.

Finally, I have added my latest project - the Dreamchaser Series. This is a project I have been working on for the past months. It has evolved and grown, and so have I through it. This is a project which is marking a new evolution in my work, and I look forward to see where it will take me.

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Sunday, 15 January 2017 14:09

Artwork available for sale

     Pixels.com PIXELS

 

Some of my prints are now available for sale worldwide on Fine Art America and Pixels.com. I will be adding more prints over time. The website will allow you to choose the print size, medium, framing, etc. The can be shipped anywhere.

To see and purchase the works, just follow this link.

 

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Tuesday, 31 December 2013 10:28

Abstract work with the Olympus OM-D EM-1

It has been a couple of months now since I've switched entirely to Micro Four-Thirds with the OM-D EM-1. I cannot say that I am disappointed in any way. It's solid, light and has amazing image quality for the sensor size. I'd say that the quality is indistinguishable to me from my work with the D700. I have never used a D800, and I am quite sure the quality on that camera is mind-blowing but I've never had the need for 36-MPix - not up to the sizes I print anyway, and the advantages in size, versatility and silent operation are certainly not to be ignored.

 

As some of you will know, my recent work has mostly centred around nature abstracts, and I have found some great advantages in the EM-1 that were hard to come by with the DSLRs. First off the live bulb function allows me to compose my images more accurately during long exposures, particularly at night with multi-second exposures. The ability to use the screen for this also allows me for more freedom of movement which makes the work even more daring, if I may use that word. I have already seen some evolution in my style using the OM-D, and I hope this will continue as I become more acquainted with this little gem.

 

Below are a few images that have until now emerged from my work with the EM-1. To view the entire Abstract galleries, see the Soul Searching and  Recomposition series.

 

OMD C140791 copy OMD C140922 copy OMD90156 NR copy

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Thursday, 31 January 2013 10:53

Purchase Prints

Photographs are available for sale directly as open edition pigment-on-paper prints, signed and dated. The images are printed on museum-quality fine art paper or dibond to order. To submit a request for quote, please contact us, submitting a link to the image or images required and including size, framing and shipping details.

Some prints are also available for sale through fineartamerica.com and pixels.com and shown below. Note that prints ordered from these sites are not signed.

 

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Tuesday, 19 June 2012 15:17

The Battle between Static and Dynamic

The dead and the living. The ever-the-same and the ever-changing. The static and the dynamic. Most battles are fought to fend off intruders, invaders into what is thought to be someone else's space. It has always been so, and this battle is no different. This time, it's not man against man, but man against earth. Because this place is not ours. It belongs to itself, and mankind has used it and abused it since the day some bright spark lit the first fire. I will not go into the controversy of what we've done wrong or right - that is not my intention. My focus is on the fact that this conflict does exist, and in which ways we can look at it.

The premise is this - it is a battle we're never going to win. If we look at what man "creates", we see the static, the dead. I see a building today - same building tomorrow. By comparison, I see a blade of grass today - it's a flower tomorrow. Nature is alive, dynamic and ever-changing. It is self-sustaining and self-healing, and this is it's greatest weapon. We might not realise it, but we are just a speck in the history of the universe. A little bit like a flu or an itch we might have throughout our lifetime.

This thought fascinates me. From our point of view, nature's healing process is irritating. We build, it destroys, we create, it disintegrates. If we look at it from the opposing point of view, however, it very much resembles the actions of parasites and antibodies. We destroy, it heals. As they say, it's all a matter of relativity. What we see and what we believe depends entirely on our point of view. What we see as decomposition from our point of view is recomposition from nature's point of view.

I have always felt close to nature, and decay has always fascinated me. It has a visceral attractiveness - a stunning elegance under a veil of harshness. Since the day I grabbed a camera in hand I found myself photographing things that are falling apart. I find it interesting to observe and beautiful to look at.

The "Recomposition" series is an ongoing effort to document and interpret the beauty of decay in all its shapes and forms. As with all of my work, it is a collaborative effort - I will not stop at documentation, but rather use what I see as my starting point, building on it until I have uncovered the beauty I see in it for everyone else to enjoy.

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Wednesday, 30 May 2012 14:08

Soul Searching

In search of something beyond the physical

During the 1920's and 30's, Alfred Stieglitz photographed a series of clouds. He called them "Equivalents". This title was based on discussions which often emerged at Gallery 291 in the previous years. They stemmed from Kandinsky's theories, particularly the belief that colours, shapes and lines reflect the inner self, the emotional "vibrations of the soul".

Over the years I have been searching for that inner self through photography - a search which I know will never end. I believe that allowing instinct to play a major role in the photographic process is key in the creation of a free flow between the inner self and the photograph.

This instinctive photography features very strongly in my work, both at the capture stage and also at the post processing stage. In this set of images (which will certainly continue to grow), I try to explore the "soul" of my surroundings, and my own, through a technique which on one end creates a layer of abstraction from the physical manifestation of things, and on the other end creates a collaboration between myself as a photographer and nature itself, by introducing that unknown, uncertain, or "random" factor into the image. Not having full control of the final image allows for a connection with our surroundings that is almost tangible and certainly real.

See an interesting article onĀ thethirdray.com

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