Growing up in rural Yorkshire instilled a love of Nature, through which I find my form of expression and where I continue to progress ongoing series.
Inspired by the ever-present face of nature, my images aim to convey an emotional response or sensation – An essence of the environment through the various character, energy, abstract echo and pattern in enigma.
I started to look and study nature when I was still living in the rural landscape which shaped my awareness throughout childhood. Photography began with environmental portraits found through walks and studies of flowers, with the desire to convey detail in essence of its simplest form.
Establishing as a still life photographer in London (1993), I worked for editorial, design and advertising clients. A seven-year body of work for, ‘The Observer’ forms part of my monograph ‘Fleur,’ Plant Portraits, published by Fuel Publishing.
My long-term ongoing series started as a way to understand black, the title, “Colour from Black,” is based on Goethe’s colour theory. Through the series, I question the sense of place and belonging, revisiting childhood memories, the dreaming, reconnecting with Nature.
Among other influences is Steiner – One of his perspectives on aesthetics, “the beautiful is something real to the senses, that appears as if it were an idea,” is close to that which I continue to explore.