I'll introduce myself as one who has always been attracted to periods of culture before my time. You could say nostalgia of pop culture, film and fashion of which I was exposed to in my childhood. I see retro movements of fashion in all genres, whether it be art, music, social and so forth, to be more interesting with age. So this is one of the areas that feed my inspiration.
Why photography? Well I have always had a fascination of fine art and cinema, so I would say photography is a good medium to express these two subjects of storytelling and lighting and colour. This leads me to another of my inspirations which is Classic Hollywood lighting. Continuous hard lighting which produces beautiful contrast and shadows in the dark and simulates the sun in the daytime.
I have always had a curiosity for photography, possibly being surrounded by album covers, magazines and posters and also large photo albums filled with a visual vintage journey of our family life, composed of black and white and desaturated colour. But not until leaving a photography and print company in 2013 did I get to find my vision, my passion, my inspiration and my road to creation.
My photography set is the world. It can be cars, the woods, historic buildings, hotel’s, in the street, anywhere visually stimulating. And although these are my preferable environments, I also have a small home studio for portraiture, which can deliver some good results.