30 years ago, I began my photographic journey and like most newbies, I photographed anything and everything that was in front of my film camera, and I spent hours developing film.

Over time and as I honed my skills, I was drawn to two main photographic genres, architecture, and people.

Being interested in design, shape, form and patterns, architecture just seemed to make sense.

Photographing people was much deeper. Life is fascinating, priceless, and far too short. I was attracted to recording the interesting lives that people led, including many of my own life events.

In 2004 I began photographing weddings professionally and it felt comfortable for me to bring together the architecture of the venue and the wedding couple within my images. If I’m honest, I’m also a bit of a romantic and wedding photography seemed like a good fit. This was at the time of the digital revolution.

In a proud moment, I received a Licentiate from the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers. A professional photographic body who gave me the stamp of approval.

However, 6 years later and my appetite for photography had dwindled. When you accept payment for your efforts, you hand over much of the artistic license to the customer and with that you throw away much of the freedom and enjoyment to photograph whatever you want in the way you want to.

In 2010 I left the profession; I scaled down my equipment, I purchased a few film cameras and opted to get back into photography as a hobby.

I have never stopped since that day and find the more images I make, the more interested I become.