I am a self-taught photographer originally from Cardiff, Wales and currently living on the Lower East Side in New York City. I photograph a wide range of subjects in a number of different countries both in color and black and white and always on film apart from a visual diary that I keep using my IPhone.
I am particularly drawn to the “street” in the widest context of that word. The “street” could be a temple in India, a market place in Mexico, a protest in Barcelona or the New York subway. I like to observe the activities that take place in these settings and look closely at how people present themselves and interact with one another. I also enjoy the random events which happen in these environments and create unique moments and images.
I am very interested in the dialogue which takes place on the “street” via graffiti, murals, scribblings, stickers and posters. I view this as a strong and important alternative to traditional communication channels such as print, television and even the internet. I have built an extensive archive of images on this topic that spans the last thirty years including a unique collection of photographs of graffiti trucks.
I am also intrigued by informal “communities”. These are groups of people that are joined together by a common bond or shared interest and feel a human connection as a result. “Communities” that I have photographed include rock fans, street performers and musicians and parade goers amongst others.
I also photograph the occasional found object, dog, classic car, seaside resort, poet, flower, tree or skyscraper.
While away from the camera, I teach photography at the Payne Whitney Psychiatric Clinic in New York City.
Notable recent activities include a solo exhibition “Parade” at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center in Manhattan and a donation of work to the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, Kentucky
The photographs featured on this website are a small selection taken from a much wider body of work. Please do not hesitate to get in touch via the contact page for further enquiries.