The work displayed
in this section (1980's and 90's) was all produced photographically
- although not through what might be called normal methods - most
of it is shot on large format 5" x 4" reversal (transparency)
film and 5" x 4" black and white film, then hand-tinted.
My work with photography
started with the usual 35mm camera, the sort almost everyone is familiar
with today. I used it purely as a way of recording the artwork/sculpture
I was producing: at first not very well at all.
However, being self-taught,
and probably because of some of the mistakes and strange shots I took,
I began to discover the potential creativity of the tool I was using;
I could give my work a new interpretation purely by the way it was
photographed. It was not long before photography became an integral,
and eventually the major medium for recording my work.