''Spartan Warrior #07"
It's all in
the mind. The brain processes the information it receives from the eye
and then goes through a staggering array of permutations before
executing the command to press the camera release button. Amongst those
permutations is the sum total of our life's experiences and the values
that derive from them.
exhibition divides into three dominant themes. WARRIOR WOMEN, BODY ART,
FANTASY. Obviously there is an overlap amongst the images. My warrior
women for example are often draped in fabrics and all categories have a
predominant emphasis on vivid colors.
A few words
regarding my technical approach. I use limited computer enhancement. I
do try to smooth out skin tones and sometimes add a little bit of
brightness or contrast to the finished work. However all effects are
within the camera and I have never superimposed a digital background or
effect to any of my work. I like the old-fashioned approach to
photography and I get pleasure from knowing that it all came from the
camera and nowhere else.
I have on
occasion referred to myself as a 'Paintographer' in the sense that quite
a few of my pictures look like paintings. This derives from having
grown up in the rich historical environment of London, my boyhood love
of classical themes and my exposure at an early age to the Great