Creative Photography has been a passion of mine for over thirty years.
Photography has enriched human vision both in the sciences and in the arts perhaps more than any other medium over the last century. Photography allows us to relive fleeting moments and share personal perspective, and like drawing and painting has the effect of enriching vision in its pursuit.
The immediacy of photography initially held attraction for me, as did the miracle of watching images appear after hours of painstaking work in the darkroom. I started developing black and white, progressed to colour slide film and then Cibachrome colour printing from slides.
My early work was on a manual 35mm SLR, and a portable 4'' x 5" view camera. I liked the spontaneity of the SLR but felt limited by the resolution of the images, and conversely the quality of the view camera images were inspiring but the time required to set up a shot meant that often the moment had passed by the time the camera was ready. I bought a medium format system and found it perfect for the type of photography I wanted to pursue, capturing fleeting moments of light with nuances of detail. With the move to medium format my creative work became more prolific along with professional assignments around New Zealand and in Australia, Malaysia, Indonesia and China.
"A Stone's Throw" is a small collection of photographs taken around Papakura. In my work I aim for a simplicity that focuses on the miracle of patterns and light all around us that is often dulled by familiarity and our expectations of what we are seeing. All the photographs have been printed from scanned 6cm x 6cm transparencies.
To me photography is a reflection on motion, time, pulse and rhythm, and pleasure in contemplation.
Sunset Thunderstorm 1
Sunset Thunderstorm 2
Sunset Thunderstorm 3
A cloud for Zana