I am currently living in Dublin, Ireland. Previous stops on my journeys have included Scotland, Canada and the United States. My photography wanderings often take me around the globe photographing landscapes, people, streets and urban environments.
When I am out shooting images for my abstract work, I don’t necessarily photograph subjects. I photograph the way a scene makes me feel at that moment. Admittedly, it may a bit of a strange concept, but it works – and it’s the best way to describe my approach. Much of what I shoot is done spontaneously without preconceived ideas. I let what is around me dictate what is to be photographed.
While I mostly employ Fujifilm cameras for my work, I have been drawn to shooting a lot on analog film lately. I’ve been using an older Yashica D medium format camera and either a Canon 7 or Petri 7s II for 35mm. These more mature cameras produce a feeling of days gone by for me. They allow for a slower and more methodical process of capturing the world around me. In doing so, it allows me to see more and be drawn closer into the moments I capture.
I will often find myself shooting scenes of the ordinary. Scenes that we just pass by every day taking little, if any, time to notice. There is beauty in the mundane. My favourite pastime is walking around the city for hours on end exploring different architecture and the urban landscape.