These pictures are my personal, candid photographs taken on the streets, housing estates, shopping centres and countryside of our world. I'm interested in the things that get ignored, go unnoticed or are simply too 'everyday' to be picked up by most people as they continue with their busy lives. As such, my photographs are never posed, modelled or collaborated...or at least only unwittingly.
There are two quotes that always come closest to encompassing my thoughts and beliefs around candid/street photography. The first touches on why and how we do what we do;
"Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph" - Matt Hardy
The second is really a reminder to myself, when pointing my lens toward a scene and feeling that slight pang;
"Most things in life are moments of pleasure and a lifetime of embarrassment; photography is a moment of embarrassment and a lifetime of pleasure" - Tony Benn.
My only true intent for my work is to show the humanity within each of us with all its frailty, strength, humour, hope and oddness.
I hope you find some recognizable element of humanity within these photographs.
University of London
Bachelor of Arts, 1996