I originally wanted to be a painter but I was terrible at drawing and luckily whilst I was at art school I was taught the basics of black and white photography. So photography did the drawing for me and I have never looked back. My...
Focus:Photographer, Still Life, Fine Art
Skills:Digital Printing, Color Correction, Adobe Photoshop, Black & White Printing, Color Printing
My latest series in Progress is about Cabinets of Curiosity and Rooms of Wonder. It's about man as avid collector and pillager of the Natural World, as symbolised by the Dodo. I have photographed many Natural History exhibits and locations or any interesting items on my travels and the idea of compositing them back in my studio seems appropriate as these Cabinets often contained fakes and Jennys ( the fabulous creations constructed by combining parts of different creatures). So the fact that I create these strange and Curious items is entirely in keeping with the tradition. The series is about a fictional collector called Count Muldivo ( The Not Quite Right ) who over sevearal centuries assembles a Room of Wonder full with Cabinets of Curiosity. One cabinet is a travelling cabinet that actually walks on giant skeleton legs all across Europe and visits the likes of the Holy Roman Emperor.
You can see the series so far by clicking this link to my website