See the world through my eyes …
I’m a British Documentary Photographer based in a small fishing village in the Isle of Man. My documentary photography work centres around the humanities of Manx life. The essence is to focus on the lives of people in the local community, culturally, socially and politically documenting their daily lives. The driving force of my work is to reflect the essential characteristics of their spiritual pursuit, local culture, rituals, customs, traditions and history through to the human condition and behaviour by photographing real life people on the street, at work or at home.
THE JOURNAL OF A DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHER
I have devoted this journal exclusively to the art of documentary photography. My articles and essays comprises of diverse range of topics within the genre and of course of my own documentary work in the Isle of Man. My posts breakdown and explore the subject and issues in greater depth. Such as examining the philosophy, ethics, techniques, storytelling, history of documentary photography and photographers of the past and the present. Additionally, I review books about both photographers and the genre along with photo books I have found interesting. Last but not least the occasional posts about photo editing and gear.
LATEST JOURNAL ENTRIES ...
The Project …September 25, 2016
Looking for inspiration …August 25, 2016
Biographies of PhotojournalistsJuly 15, 2016
Twelve Documentary Photography QuotesJune 18, 2016
Five Documentary Photography BooksMay 27, 2016
My Photography Business Cards …April 3, 2016
Fuji X Mount Double Lens CapMarch 2, 2016
The tools of the trade …February 25, 2016
Seeing the light again …January 21, 2016
My documentary photography project is a study of the way of life on the Isle of Man. It is a non-stop photographic journey capturing the spirit of Mann. My focus is on the local history, culture, myths, legends, unusual festivals, traditions, customs and rituals throughout the island. I want to record, reproduce a moment, as it is perceived both historically and in the present day that captures a moment of reality, in order to convey a meaningful message about what is happening around the island.