Artist’s Statement

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Following on from the ‘Let’s Talk Business‘ and ‘Back to the Beginning‘ work, I am working through my Artist’s Statement. I see this as very much work in progress, so here is a current iteration:

My work is ‘Unfinished Stories’. Life is always in motion, every moment creates a sense of place or personality. Having travelled and worked all over the world, my photography is informed by my view that we are more the same than we are different – yet differences reveal stories. Details matter.

I seek intimacy, rapport with and understanding of the subject, whilst asking questions about who people are, what they’re doing, and what concerns them. I deliver to the best standard that I know how: technically, artistically, respectfully, ethically.

The aim is to delight and challenge audiences with engaging and creative story-telling.

In the words of Hiroji Kubota, “I think everybody has a great drama to talk about. Everybody“.

It’s probably a bit long, but I think it has most of the elements I see as important.