There is beauty and usefulness in all things. So much energy, design and creativity is invested in all the products and inventions that we use in our day to day lives, and yet so much of it it just discarded or tossed away as we move on to the newer, better things. I’ve always been fascinated with found objects, scraps and odds and ends, simple things that are often disregarded. I try to bring attention to – forgotten, abandoned, and commonplace objects in my photography. The way something has fallen or been cast aside – the everyday still lives that are always all around us. I constantly experiment with apps and different processes to manipulate and transform simple images into “Painterly Impressions”. And over the years, that magical process has sent me on a journey of discovery. I work quite deliberately, consciously exploring the attributes of my subjects, addressing the limitations of my images, always trying to create innovative techniques by which I can manipulate them. My imagination carries me across the barriers into new and uncharted possibilities.
This method of working frees my creativity and provides many opportunities for happy accidents and new techniques that influence and transform the final image. I try not to stick with any one style – I’m more interested in creating different techniques and textures in my images by layering and processing them in multiple ways.
If this work has a mission, it is this: To see the beauty and potential of all things, and the possibilities that a different point of view can create. Whatever the subject or it’s original purpose, it can be transformed into something new and unexpected and viewed in a completely different way.