I like to make work that is a composite of different photos, paintings and textures. Some of my images are dark and I am drawn to themes of melancholy. My preference is to include people but not all my images have people in them.

Using Lightroom and Photoshop, I build up layers to create the scene. Layer masks help to make the final image rise to the top.

I usually start by working towards a specific idea. If I’m lucky, the final image presents itself about halfway through the process.

I often find that an image only starts to work when I free myself from the constraints associated with normal photography and linear thinking. My preference is not to capture reality but to create believability.

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