Using my own particular photographic collage process, which inevitably moves through time (hours, days, months, even years), I find myself dissecting my visual surroundings, then moulding and reassembling the parts to create a fresh and dynamic whole – the world transformed, a visual dance or metaphor.
I love exploring how our relationship with a particular space is changed both through movement and through time. Each photographic collage opens up a spherical panorama through a process of fragmentation.
Boats on Beach, Cley, Norfolk (Private Commission)
My Photographic Collages are real physical pieces, usually quite large, made up of hundreds, even thousands of photos arranged, collaged and then heat-sealed to make visible the construction layering of photos as well as a form of wipeable protection. This means that there is no need to glaze them.. The above example floats on an aluminium backing, no ‘frame’ around the edge.
Mull, Scotland (0.72 M x 1.53 M) [Private Commission]
I have worked on self-initiated projects but now mostly work to commission – both private and corporate. My work has been exhibited in a number of exhibitions (both group and solo) and is in numerous collections in the UK, Italy and the United States. Commissioned work has included Photographic collages of landscape, architecture, family portraits and specific corporate projects.
Hudson: Wimbledon Common (0.57 M x 0.85 M) [Private Collection]
Family Portrait (0.88 M x 1.56 M) [Private Commission]
Fishing Boats, Hastings Old Town Beach (0.65 M x 1.60 M) [Private Collection]