Every photograph has in some way been "set up" and "manipulated" even before the image goes into the camera. After it has been captured I can again manipulate, falsify, alter and create...
A few years ago I feel in love - with polaroid film. The appeal of taking straight photography into the realms of fantasy became an obsession.
I use polaroid's SX-70 and then "manipulate" the emulsion which gives a "painterly" effect and as this process cannot be pepeated absolutely, every picture is an original piece of work.
The polaroid's "emulsion lifts" are photographs that have had their emulsion lifted and placed onto different papers; also originals.
The digital work is either from a digital camera or a scanned photograph then "altered" and printed onto various treated, textured, canvas and water colour papers.
Although the inkjets have been sprayed with a U.V. protected coating they should be treated as water colour paintings.
The nudes are a selection of an ongoing project. The women are or have been child bearers and carers. The pictures started life as black and white negatives then hand printed and scanned, inkjetted onto stained water colour paper to give an "aged" and timeless feel.
BAYHAM ABBEY SUSSEX
THE TABERNACLE GALLERY LONDON
PADDON AND PADDON, EASTBOURNE
PHILIP JOHN'S GALLERY, CANTERBURY
RYE ART GALLERY
THE RYE SOCIETY OF ARTISTS
WORTHING ART GALLERY & MUSEUM
TRINITY GALLERY, TUNBRIDGE WELLS
THE LONDON SALON OF PHOTOGRAPHY
THE ROYAL PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY, BATH
FAIRFIELD HALL, CROYDON
FOLKESTONE ART CENTRE.
WESTBURY MANOR MUSEUM HAMPSHIRE
DURHAM ART GALLERY
BARBICAN LIBRARY LONDON
STABLES ART GALLERY & THEATRE HASTINGS
HORSHAM ART GALLERY
ART NOUVEAU GALLERY - FLORIDA
PRIVATE COLLECTIONS IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA
Chapter & Verse and The Original Posters Company have bought images and produced greeting cards.
Won Durst Enlarger worth £2500 in National Photographic Competition along with other various prizes.
Became an associate member of the Royal Photographic Society in 1998.
Also my work has been featured in magazines and journals in America and England.