Digital Imagery.

I do not regard myself as either a photographer or having any particular expertise in photography. I use a camera, video or stills, as a direct and simple tool to record what I see in front of me. I am neither interested in digital manipulation or in complex, high quality printing on paper. My primary interest is in the relation of one image to another, rather than in the image as a stand-alone work. Formal issues regarding the quality of the image, printed or otherwise, are of interest to me only in so far as they are adequate to communicate clearly whatever it is that has engaged my vision or intellect at any given moment.

For example, eighty-eight video stills were used in the book, no-one¡¯s not from everywhere, published in 2007. They constituted a subtext of allusions and associations that complimented the written text. These video stills barely constituted photography in its strictest sense. Similarly in the 2009 work, Last Call, the video and photographic images employed constituted a body of work rather than existing as individual photos.

The digitisation of photo and video media has, as has been frequently pointed out, collapsed the boundaries of formerly separate technologies. For me digital photography is simply slow video, and by the same definition, digital video is fast photography.

Most of the images here were what might best be called, opportunistic. They were recorded with whatever technology was to-hand; a Flip video camera, a Lumix Compact, iPhone and HDV camcorder.

In the archive below I do not discriminate between these different technological ways of recording images.