Biography / Artist statement
Art journalism meets social comment. I’m a street photographer. I love to walk street, hang out on corners, and chat to whoever about anything. I like humanity. From human beings to anything that has a human touch. I like normal life. Almost banal life. I like to see how people live their life on a day to day basis. Their surroundings. Where they put things. Where they hangout.
I’m a collector of these moments, and I collate images together in my online galleries. What I’m not drawn to is big events (like the Olympics for example) which changes the character of a place with all the tarting up and visitors. I like just normal. But in the past few years, I’ve rejected the standard way of printing photographs as, frankly, a bit lazy! I mean how often have I seen them printed on board, mounted, and plonked in a black or silver frame. Boring. This way, I admit, is harder, takes longer, and takes up more space. But by printing on related materials, it brings life to a photograph. It takes it from being a snap to a piece of art. I call this “photomentary”. I’m constantly on the lookout for new substrates to print on, so stay tuned for new things.