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My interest in photography began many decades ago, to before my teenage years in fact, though I confess this waned in my middle years. The advent of digital imaging has rekindled my interest.
The last decade has seen massive advancements in the digital process, to the point where I now feel that the performance of the medium is well able to match what was achievable in the film era. Additionally, the relatively easy access to image production that digital provides is welcomed, though of course it does have a downside. As Ansel Adams opined* (obviously not in relation to digital, though nonetheless equally valid) -
“I have often thought that if photography were difficult in the true sense of the term - meaning that the creation of a simple photograph would entail as much time and effort as the production of a good watercolor or etching - there would be a vast improvement in total output. The sheer ease with which we can produce a superficial image often leads to creative disaster.”
I know that there are many purists who consider the darkroom to be the only place for processing images. But I for one appreciate the fact that image processing no longer need take place in a dedicated and often smelly room, and can be performed in daylight. Neither one nor the other process is better, in my opinion, it's just that they are different.
My work is not constrained to any particular style or genre. Rather, I photograph anything that catches my eye - a moment in time - intending to convey some of my feelings for the subject, reveal hidden beauty or contradictions, or emphasise shapes and contrasts.
* Ansel Adams - "A Personal Credo", in American Annual of Photography, vol. 58 (1944)