In 2009 and 2010 I photographed, over a 12 months period, at and around Breaky Bottom, a vineyard in East Sussex, hidden in a fold of the South Downs more than 1 mile away from the nearest road.
After almost 30 years in the corporate world, I wanted to experience a very different environment. Spending time and photographing at Breaky Bottom became, for me, a meditation about life.
At the heart of Breaky Bottom, landscape, place, the people living and working there and the business itself intertwine to become one, giving Breaky Bottom its rich and distinct character.
This is what I want to communicate with my images.
After 30 years in the corporate world I followed my heart and studied photography in Brighton. My interest is in capturing traces of life and time. Through my lens I create work, which expresses my delight in seeing. I am a ‘joyous sensualist’ in the sense Walker Evans talked about photographers.