Pictures of a Festival.
For me, the Charleston Festival is about people connecting with people at a special place via books and the stories they hold. Authors, readers, actors, artists, staff and volunteers come together to create the unique atmosphere of the Charleston Festival. Away from the busy road in the middle of the East Sussex countryside, inspired by a house and their creative and unconventional previous inhabitants.
That's what I want to express through the pictures I make during festival time since 2008 and the selection in this book to celebrate the 25th anniversary.
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.