I am mostly interested by the urban environment, or that is how I began... of late I have become more and more delighted and intrigued by the shapes and ideas thrown off and up by plants and their interaction with their environment. Lines unfettered by thought.
It wasn't until 2008 that I bought my first digital camera, before then (long before) I had only ever used traditional manual SLR cameras. They were great, but extremely limiting in regards to how often you could actually use them, unless you had the finances to continually buy the rolls of film. I lost my Fujica STX 1 in a burglary sometime in the last century.
Digital liberation - I am one of life's obsessives when it comes to my art / creativity, once I get my teeth into something I find it difficult to focus on much else (for me the act of art / creation is far more important than the outcome) so the ability to take hundreds of photographs in one session, instead of having to sweat over 8, 16 or 32, or however many the roll of film allowed, and then go home frustrated, was liberating indeed, I am (for good, or for bad) unleashed.
I am a firm believer in 'making your own luck' and am therefore fully aware that if I wasn't constantly out and about with my camera I would not have been 'in the right place at the right time' to capture many of the scenes / images which I have selected for inclusion in this website. Moments in time (and sometimes of beauty) which would have otherwise slid silently away unnoticed.
My first digital camera was the Canon Ixus 75, it is a fab little thing (though the zoom isn't great, that is my only gripe) which I have beaten half to death yet it is (bar a couple of random glitches) still going strong today and I would recommend it to anyone. I have since been given (Christmas 2012) a Panasonic DMC-SZ1 which I am now getting to grips with, it feels very flimsy compared to the Canon but the zoom is great and for that reason alone I cannot stop using it, leaving the Canon at home whilst I wander the streets avoiding the people looking for things to record.