I have been taking photos since my mid-teens, and I find it interesting how my photography has changed over the years, as well as the meaning of photos I have taken.
Like many artists, much of my photography reflects my life and what I see around me. It has been influenced by my interests, experience, technological change and other artists as much as what has caught my eye.
I have experimented with different technologies – various films, monochrome and colour, digital and analogue – and with different subjects – people, buildings, and abstracts. Like many artists, I am sure I will keep experimenting.
My creativity ebbs and flows, and sometimes I find my creativity flowing more than other times. What I have found is not to force myself to take photos when the ideas dry up. For me, it’s a period that my subconscious is thinking.
Increasingly, I am finding my photography is becoming more thoughtful and pensive. Instead of frantically trying to capture every fleeting moment, I am finding myself taking more time to capture the essence of what’s around me.
Perhaps this is a result of my photography becoming more mature; or perhaps it’s a change in direction, however slight. No matter what the reason, I am finding my creative and photography a journey, and a journey that’s quite reflective of my life and how I see the world around me. This may not be surprising or shocking, as I am sure that many artists feel the same way.