Camera

A collection of photographs - made with a Leica Digilux 1 camera.

During the process of learning to photograph my paintings, I had a shift in perception. As a teenager my dad bought me a Russian Prinzflex SLR. I learned the relationship between aperture, shutter speed, film speed and the use of different focal length lenses. Although these mechanics fascinated me, making pictures this way didn't, something was missing.

 

In order to record my paintings accurately, I spent many months experimenting with studio lighting. Getting the direction, quantity and colour temperature of the light just right, was key to success. It became obvious to me I was recording light, not stuff.

 

Then I had a go at making photographs again. Instead of looking for things to photograph, I looked for instances where the natural light was doing something interesting or unusual.