Just as I choose used wood and dry-brushed watercolour, over clean primed canvas or acrylic, in my photographic work I try to use tools that have been well ‘grounded’. Well used, nothing new, nothing digital. In my work, analogue photography and film offer more potential for depth.
These analogue 35mm stills document my ever-changing studio, punctuated by snapshots of sea, of research trips and of my home territory (primarily the Lauder Moor, Scottish Borders). Captured with a 1984 Canon AV1, these images are an incredibly important aspect of my practice. Over exposed, or with expired film, these images document small moments, that - when taken together - describe not only how I work and where my ideas come from, but also where the objects on which I paint are sourced.
Foreword by Ian Tromp