My work focuses around dramatic imagery involving landscapes and ‘skyscapes’. I prefer scenes that are inspirational in some way, ones that encourage imaginative scenes from history or fiction, and stand out from everyday hustle and bustle. In terms of style, I usually rely upon the composition (the arrangement of the scene, the style of buildings etc) and colouring, contrast being particularly important, to create an impact, the latter of which I then enhance through digital editing. I take my inspiration from artists such as Constable and Turner, particularly for my landscapes; scenes where a human element is present as a location of interest, but dwarfed in comparison to the surrounding countryside. As for my sky-based work, I usually look for dramatic lighting and cloud formations, usually in the morning or evening, where I find the colour and contrast to be at it’s best. During exhibitions of my work at the Queens Building of Roehampton University and the Free Range exhibition at Truman Brewery, London, I found this style of imagery to be one I preferred, as I received very positive feedback and comments on my pieces. Landscape photography is, I find, a very therapeutic medium, one that allows a kind of escapism with the immersive quality it provides.
Alongside photography, I also enjoy drawing, particularly characters in the science fiction/fantasy genre, my drawings range from my own creations to fan art. I previously coloured and shaded them on Photoshop after drawing them, but I’ve recently tried pencil shading, which is new technique I am exploring.
I hope you enjoy my images.