The camera lens enhances the ordinary and the everyday by capturing, focussing, and saturating each image. The shutter clunks, the motors whirr and the computer chip inside records every tiny detail of light and shadow. This daily photographic partnership between us, soothes, uplifts and excites my soul……..
A close ally, this camera never interrupts a train of thought or a conversation inside my head, remaining the silent partner in every creative project. I am there to supply the intuition but the invention of the camera made the magic of photography.
And who knew that just when I thought I had seen enough for one day the camera would seek out a pearly snail shell attached with invisible glue to a dying skeletal petal? Something small, surprising and beautiful in this damp set of fields which couldn’t possibly yield up yet another crop of images. Yet there it was, tiny, golden and completely perfect in my world.
A mysterious relationship exists between Mother Nature, the camera and me. Sometimes it works best to allow the pair of them to do the talking and just go along for the ride…….