“Aideen" Villefranche-sur-Mer, 2005

“Aideen” Villefranche-sur-Mer, 2005

“The Artist and His Model” Villefranche-sur-Mer, 2013

“The Artist and His Model" Villefranche-sur-Mer, 2013

When people ask me, I say that I am an artist. Now that’s a very presumptuous thing to say, but it eliminates the next question, which is: do you do weddings? No, I don’t do weddings, and it’s not up to me to declare myself an artist, but I do struggle to that end.

I take photographs of people and who they are… usually over a long period of time. And I take photographs of things that people create…usually without people in the image. I really don’t know if that has any cosmic meaning or not, but that’s what I do. Oh, I take the odd landscape/seascape from time to time, and then there were those donkeys in Paris, but who people are and what they do is what drives me.


“Bending Over” Portland, Oregon, 2001

“Bending Over” Portland, Oregon, 2001



Photographing people is such a dynamic process. One day, several years ago, I realized that I was holding a six-pound camera along with a fifteen-pound tripod in order to capture a candid image of a person. At that moment it dawned on me that it would be a lot easier if I took the tripod off. I did and haven’t used one since.

"Given the choice between wisdom and skill or a good line of bullshit, I'd take the latter every time"