My aim as a photographer is to record a personal vision of idiosyncratic moments that possess a combination of ‘Decisive Moment’ and more cerebral observations. Some of my work is constructed, as with the still lives, but even these have a certain randomness that tends to reflect my impatience with overly considered images. The majority of my work is recorded without too much planning and themes are then identified and further explored. This approach allows a good degree of serendipity, but once recognised, capitalised upon to fully extract the subject’s essence. I prefer unmanipulated, straight images, having worked primarily with film and darkroom prints since the early 1980’s and the discipline of crafting and composing images in camera I feel is more satisfying than shooting hundreds of digital images and editing down to a few. However the Iphone with Instagram, Snapspeed etc. allows a very candid style, with the ability to ‘retro film’ style the results. This is proving very seductive!