My interest in photography goes back almost fifty years, and many of the images in these galleries were made in my student days. I would wander for hours at a time in pursuit of pictures. I never had any particular "scene" in mind: I liked to wait and see what was lying round the next corner. Invariably I worked in black and white.
Of course, those were pre-digital days, and the images were made using camera film. My cameras were 35mm single lens reflexes, and I worked with Kodak Safety Film 5063, which was sold as Tri-X. A firm favourite with photographers shooting black and white pictures, Tri-X was wonderfully versatile, sensitive enough to allow decent images to be captured in less than ideal light conditions.
Tri-X had to be developed chemically, and the negatives this process produced then had to be printed in a darkroom. But these traditional methods have disappeared, and, in order to preserve the images I created all those years ago, I have now digitised them with the help of scanning technology.
Even though I am still drawn to the special qualities of black and white images, I have now happily adjusted to the use of colour. It is a very different discipline, not least because the aesthetics of colour and black and white are not the same. But I can safely say that the transition has been endlessly fascinating!