I have been a serious photographer since the late 1970s. Before that I only saw the medium as a way to record events, much as many do all the time. I saw the work of a friend who showed me it could be more than that. It could be expressive.
I started first in colour transparency but then discovered monochrome and eventually that became my medium. Photography is a graphic medium similar to other print mediums such as etching and lithographs and that is my vision to see the world in that way. I enjoyed working in colour but decided to concentrate on only monochrome to try to master it.
The print mediums I use are first, silver gelatin and occasionally platinum/palladium. I would say that silver gelatin is my primary medium as it suits my modernist vision. Platinum is a softer palette and only suits certain subject matter.
As mentioned previously, I am a modernist which makes me somewhat of an anachronism , as modern is now old hat. I worked on a number of subjects and themes but generally through the same lens of modernism and abstraction. I am very concerned to the quality of the print and its representation of tones, and yes, its beauty, a word that has fallen out of favour. It does not mean that I do not have something to say, but I prefer to say clearly, concisely, and beautifully.