I’m a photographer, filmmaker and poet based in Christchurch, New Zealand.
I create because I have something to say about the world around me. Nothing significant like war has happened in my era that has driven me to document like many photographers before me, my photography is simply about the every day and how I see it.
Poetry allows me a deeper connection that goes beyond the visual. I find that photography offers one side of the coin, poetry the other creating a balance in what I am trying to express.
A recent exploration into filmmaking allows me to use moving picture and my ability with words to express other peoples’ lives, achievements and emotions.
ON MY PHOTOGRAPHS
My primary body of work consists of photographs I’ve taken while travelling and include Urbanscapes of major cities worldwide, photos of people – mainly from a distant, observational view and more recently a study into the human form. The main theme is black and white as I see the world in black and white. When I see a scene, I see the shadows, the darks and the lights. They are the things that catch my eye first and then I see the colour. I liken it to drawing with a pencil in some ways.