Photography is an art and a science, but above all it is a record of how one person sees the world. The way we see is unique to each individual. As our iris is peculiar to each of us so is what our eye sees around us.
I am fascinated by colour My earliest color memory is of the whitecaps on a blue sea – the Strait of Georgia in British Columbia. To this day the sea, sand and stones, cliffs and rocks lure my camera out of its case and into action.
Flowers, especially surrounding windows or defiantly growing in former gun emplacements, gorgeous spring blooms highlighted by the afternoon sun all make me smile and I long to capture that happy emotion.
People and animals doing their work, enjoying a chat, or struggling against the odds never fail to capture my storyteller’s imagination.
Photography is playful. Children learn through play and as an adult I believe it is important to recapture that childlike joy in our surroundings, a childlike thankfulness for the privilege of seeing. My camera is my extra eye. I seldom stage an image, rather, I approach photographs as plein aire artists do their work: what is there I attempt to capture in all its dimensions.
Photography to me is a symbol of being enchanted with life. It’s an ongoing thrill.