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:

I aim to delight and challenge my audiences with engaging and creative story-telling. Having travelled and worked all over the world, my photography is informed by my view that we are all more the same than we are different – yet those differences reveal unique stories. The details matter.

I consider my work ‘Unfinished Stories’. Whilst life is always in motion, every moment creates a sense of place or personality. My craft includes both narration (the story) and curation (the moment in which the image is taken). I aim for intimacy in my work, showing rapport with and understanding of the subject, whilst asking questions about who people are, what they’re doing, what they’re concerned about, and why they are pictured. I always deliver my work to the best standard that I know how – technically, artistically, respectfully and ethically.

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.