Artists Statement The term "Intimate Landscape" is often attributed to Eliot Porter, a pioneer of colour photography, but its meaning has not been accurately defined. The consensus seems to be it are images that are the opposite of the grand view and instead concentrate on details in the landscape at varying lengths of view from extreme close-up to a wider perspective. Indeed the term is probably open to personal interpretation, rather than having definitive meaning. For me the Intimate Landscape is a way of communicating my personal vision and allows me to create a dialogue between myself and the viewer through the image. So, contained in my portfolios you will be able to view images that I have made, which mean something to me and will hopefully communicate the feelings and emotions I felt at the time I created them. This site represents my fine art photography and is the culmination of over seven years creative work, I hope you enjoy your visit.
People ask me how I create my images, but that is not an easy question for me because the fact is practically every image is unique in its processng. The RAW file that emerges from my camera is only the starting point and I will use a variety of techniques in order to make the initial image. Some effects are created in-camera using camera movement, blur, de-focussing or depth-of-field effects. Long-exposure is a technique I use regularly, I love the way the camera records an extended slice of time, giving the image a contemplative feel. Sometimes, particularly with liquid movement it can add a dynamic element.
Having created my "digital negative" the question of post processing on the computer is then considered. Apart from a few basic actions I perform on the file, the whole process is again unique to each image. Some photographers like to save the steps they take in order to reproduce the process on another image, I prefer to take each image individually and process according to the feelingor emotion I wish the image to convey.
Rather than dwell on the technical details in an image, I prefer the images to stand on their own, and hopefully you, the viewer, will make a connecton with them.