My first love of photography has always been Wildlife. Unfortunately getting into the wild is not something I can do on a regular basis although I have been fortunate enough to be able to, and will continue to, follow this passion for many years. I have however, for logistical reasons, had to broaden my photography interests.
After having had relatively easy access to Africa, and having compiled the series African Wildlife, I started working on the series Nature’s Abstractions, which was shot, in the main, closer to home ie in Australia. In this series I was attracted to the small details in nature photographing in a predominately abstract manner.
Following on from the Abstractions, in 2017 I turned my attention to (mainly) structural elements in my immediate environment, again focusing on the small details. This lead to my series ‘Man-Made’. In About the Series I discuss how at that time I was beginning to question the mark left on the environment by man once these often beautiful Man-Made Structureshave been put in place.
Having formulated these three bodies of work, African Wildlife, Nature’s Abstractions, and Man-Made, I realise how incongruous these bodies of work are when viewed together. However, in retrospect I can see that as each series has evolved there is in fact a connection and that each has lead me to my latest work. The ultimate conject of where these elements meet.
In my most recent body of work Beauty and the Beast (2018) I combine the elements of nature, wildlife and man, or more specifically, the effects of man. The work raises many questions; the challenges to the tigers, climate change, overpopulation, deforestation, to name a few.
All images were taken in the Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan, India in 2018.