I had a curious beginning printing forensic photography followed by a foray into professional sports photography. While grotesque, the crime scene pictures revealed a story told from minute detail to a much wider gamut.
This story telling influence combined with the decisive moment, essential to successful high level sports photography, has meant a unique approach to the processes I have developed with my work as a photographer of Architecture over the past 12 years.
While this genre sounds quite specific it offers me the broadest possible view on the world; landscapes, the built environment and people are all treated with the same democratic eye.
I have not trained in architecture and I taught myself photography. I capture what I see not only as 'an outsider looking in' but as an outsider 'exposing' beauty in situations where inherent beauty might be present but not articulated as a dramatic moment or series of dramatic moments.
The translation of reality to the two-dimensional produces a medium of pure perception. Beauty to me is infinite in its complexities and exquisite in its simplicity. Two of the complexities I love are decisive moments and decay. Decay to me offers the most compelling aspect of beauty; time has to have played out, a space has to have been lived in or used to a degree that the original intention of the design becomes a part of the person or people and vice versa.
Mostly the appetite in the magazine world is for new-ness and a fresh perspective on design which reveals other aspects of beauty. I'd love to revisit some of these places in 10 years to see how they look.