This image is from the commissioned exhibition ‘Blues in f8’ – a photographer/musician’s point of view of the Medway Jazz Festival 2000.
I studied Graphic Design and Photography at Portsmouth College of Art subsequently working in Industrial/Commercial photography for 20 years. After Art College I painted, then decided photography best suited the ideas and concerns I wished to express graphically.
As most photographers do, I have moved from one experience to another building bodies of single images on a theme. But for the past five years I either made multiple exposure images I call ‘still-moving pictures’ or composite images I call ‘layouts’. The latter form themed pictures which refer back to my painting – single works that blend different images rather than utilising the reportage, narrative approach that is necessary to create a ‘body’ of work.
I am also a musician/composer.