I often find myself drawn to taking photos in the autumn and winter. I love how the softer light falls onto my surroundings, casting shadows on its way. The light lends itself well to light and shadows. Whether I am using black and white or colour, I often play with light and shadow, as well as geometry.
I was fortunate a number of years ago to live not far from Greenwich. I often found myself wandering Greenwich Park with my camera – whatever the season. One sunny winter day, I was really drawn to the bare trees and the shadows that were being cast in the Park.
Wandering a park with such history where the trees held such secrets made me wonder about those who passed through it, and under its trees, in past times. The histories of yesteryear were hidden in the bark and shadows of the trees. I am sure the trees have seen many seasons, and in the slumber of winter, I was drawn to taking their picture.
I find photography can be quite reflective, and often abstract, when I play with light and shadows. This is perhaps reflected in the photos I take during winter. A number of people have said to me that winter is probably not the best time to photograph, but I disagree. It’s one my favourite times. I find things much more subtle, and a time to be a bit more reflective.