My choice of subject comes from my interest in ideas about beauty, life and a reflection on mortality.
After a fifteen year career as an advertising photographer wherein perfection, flawlessness and desirability are the holy-grail, I continue to seek out the inherent beauty in subject matter that has long passed its use-by date.
These parsnips were pulled from my own garden and never reached the nirvana of the advertiser’s expectations. These ‘Memento mori’ were grown in a medium lacking the right combination of nutrients and soil friability and have forked into misshapen roots, taking on the persona of demonic life forms, sea creatures and humanistic body parts.
Whatever it is you want to tell us…