When I was eight years old I was obsessed by the oblong box that was the Hanimex 110 camera in my mother’s ‘Great Universal’ catalogue, which offered a myriad of items available on payment terms of either 20 or 39 weeks. My father, who unfortunately died before he could fully explain to me what he meant when he said that you should cut your coat according to your cloth, approved of my desire for a camera if not my means of owning one. Thus began a lifelong habit of acquiring photographic equipment before I could realistically afford it…

Four and a half decades later, my passion for photography is undimmed; although the digital revolution has transformed this medium to an unimaginable extent, drowning us in images, I believe that analogue processes and equipment should now be valued not as instruments of representation but as a means of creative, personal and artistic (perhaps even scientific) expression and investigation. I do not shun digital technology – it is an exceptionally convenient and efficient tool when it comes to commercial work – but my heart and soul reside in the untold and as yet unrealised possibilities inherent not only in traditional techniques but also in the yet-to-be discovered role that they have to play in the history of humankind’s artistic endeavours.

Recently, I have established a permanent darkroom space in our studio complex and will be running various analogue-based courses just as soon as we are all more free to move around and get together. For more information, please visit my other website, Devon Darkroom.

Please do get in touch via the contact page if you would like to discuss a commission, a collaboration, a course, to purchase a print. Or if you just fancy a natter about film speeds and focal lengths…