Photographer based in Pembrokeshire in Wales. He is best known for his ongoing extensive study of a single beach in Pembrokeshire - Poppit Sands. After studying landscape painting he began photographing Poppit Sands in 2007.
He has said of his work - "All my individual projects feed from each other in numerous ways. My main interest is the continual study of Poppit Sands - it is the base of all my work, be it obvious or not. Everything that I do somehow comes down to discoveries found on this location. It is the core of all my work and over the last eight years has drilled itself into the core of my life. I am learning that everything changes, nothing stays the same. As we exist in this whirlwind it is comforting to have a solid base to hold on to. "
He has been a Hasselblad Masters Award Finalist for three consecutive years and in 2013 his work at Poppit Sands won the Chris Beetles Award in London.
My work at Poppit Sands can be summarised as an interest in the infinity of a place. I find the complexity of everything overwhelming.
To bring this work under control means the removal of what is not needed, and the study of one location is more than enough for any photographer's lifetime. On one hand it is so beautifully simple and on the other it provides you with such a mass of complexities that you can only hope to capture such a brief moment of what is available. And you are left always wondering what you have missed.
To become the inquiring mind that spends a lifetime finding excitement in a simple thing - that is the goal.
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