We trust our eyes too much.
The other senses are profoundly important in how we interpret a scene.
The camera is purely the mechanism that documents the visual element— an attempt to capture the real.
As a photographer, my practice involves sitting still and seizing a glimpse of subtle gestures, moments and brief encounters which represent how it feels to be there.
I want to strip the image of the artificial. I want to expose its heartbeat, I want to hear it. Perhaps my approach is a dichotomy to what we expect a photograph to provide.
I always spend time being still in the environment. I listen as much as I watch. I wait to hear its breath. This is how I find what is really in the space.
My challenge is as much about capturing the landscape as it is the people that inhabit the structures. Nature is a container for these things. It moves around it, underneath it and through it in unpredictable and curious ways. This fascinates me. My aim is to revisit sites in 10, 20, 40 years to investigate the influence of time.
Always the initial priority is how it feels to be somewhere, rather than how it looks.