ARTIST'S STATEMENT //
I am a street and documentary photographer from Canvey Island in Essex, which is about 30 minutes from London. I have had a passion for street photography for about five years. Always have been a bit of a people watcher...people interest me, and I suppose street photography is an extension of that interest. In 2019, I started working on a portrait series called 'Eccentric Essex'. This project consisted of people of a eccentric nature photographed in their own homes .The Pandemic bought me the opportunity to go through my work, which in turn has lead to the development of the series "This is Essex", and 'EccentiCity'. Both of these series focus on eccentric and interesting people. Why Eccentrics? I've asked myself that question quite a lot, and I suppose the main reason is eccentric people seem to live life a different way to the rest of us, they rebel against the established approach, and let their interests and passions consume their lives. My father died a few years ago and it had quite a profound effect on me, it made me feel the fugacity of life, and it changed me. It made me want to leave something behind.