I am interested in the land, its places and spaces, how we interact with where we find ourselves, and connections; everything is connected. I am mindful of the distinction between 'places' - somewhere distinctive, local, where people react to and live with the topography around them, and 'spaces', gnerally thought of as idealised locations, abstracted from the real world. I like to work intuitively, adopting a psychogeographic approach. Ordinary places interest me, affective, quiet places, places that have some sense of dislocation or disjuncture, or that are under some kind of existential threat, or perhaps some past event or trace that lingers, encourages me to linger. In those places I wait for something to catch my attention, some light or or shadow, or presence, for an image to offer itself, a moment. I'm attracted to contested sites - landscapes, gardens, discarded architecture - sites of construction and reconstruction, abandonment, resilience and renewal. Beauty, sensuality and materiality are defining qualities of my work.
Mostly I make photographs because its my way of looking at the world, life and what I see - just trying to make some sense of it all.
I have recently completed a Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of Auckland (Elam) and I now live in the Wairarapa, a beautiful part of New Zealand north of Wellington.