My voyage through photography
has been long and challenging. Coming from a belief that
photography was truth and that it had the power to change the
world, I earnestly set out to record the world. The results to
me, were disappointing. What was true for me, wasn’t truth for
someone else. What had impact for me, didn’t have impact for
someone else. The true crunch came from I did some photos
expressing my opinions about government and the Iraq war.
Whilst the images were subversive, the message was vague.
criticism, I decided on a new tact, instead of taking what
reality had to offer, I would create ‘reality’. I became Tony
Blair and my bedroom morphed from political platform, to nursery
room to a make-shift grave yard. This lead to a paradigm shift
in my thinking on photography.
can have their day but restrict themselves to the world they
see. Photography can be more, it can reflect inner believes and
images. Why not create what you see as well. Photography is
all about the image, so whatever you do to get that image is
is a truly amazing place. From nature, to landscapes, to
cultures and philosophies, the world is a never-ending
inspiration. I have been lucky enough to have traveled widely
and at a slow pace. I have stayed long-term in Europe, Asia and
a bookshop browser, I developed a love of art. Initially paints
and photography but now the whole the gamut, from sculpture to
dance. Artist that had a particular impact on me, include
Warhol, Grosz, Munch, Dali and Picasso. Outside art, then the
dance music of 90’s UK that at one time continuously morphed
into new genre of music.
People that have inspired me, include Leonardo
Di Vinci, Owain Gyndower, Mikhail Bulgakov, Bohimil Hbrara,
Nelson Mandala, Che Guavara,
photography brings you images that are fresh, provocative and
fun. Anything can be documented but at the end of the day it’s
all propaganda. That’s the use of images and at New Wave we
might as well be honest about that.