I don’t take photographs just to show what you could see yourself if you stood on the same piece of earth as me. Instead I want to offer an alternate view; a sideways glance, a look at a place that you may not have noticed as you rush past. When I look at the world I like to pause and tilt my head, then squint and photograph the results. That is what I present for you here.

The following are are a selection of my personal photography projects. A few of them are complete but several of them are ongoing and new images will be added over time.

Street scene. Elgin Street, Hong Kong

Hong Kong – Life between the Steel and Glass

The movies have taught us that Hong Kong is a soaring city of gleaming steel and glass, filled with super heroes, secret agents and “bullet time” action heroes.

But in between the skyscrapers is a real life that’s far more interesting than the Hollywood make believe. People talking, people doing, people speaking, people being. Pause for a moment and glance down an alleyway and you will see the stalls and stands where people shop and talk and eat and meet. Where shoes are heeled and flowers sold, watches repaired and chops carved. Life, like iron rich blood, flows through the arteries and capillaries between the towers of steel and glass.

Click here to view Project (26 photos).

New York Skyscraper

Art of Architecture

Buildings are 3 dimensional structures, the physical embodiment of an architect’s design. Photographs are a 2 dimensional representation that can seldom capture more than a small part of the whole. Yet somehow, if well captured, a photograph can show an extra dimension to the building you may not previously have been aware of.

Click here to view Project (8 photos).

Modern Life

What is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare.” (from “Leisure” by W. H. Davies).

Everyone’s a stranger, passing in the streets but never pausing long enough to meet. Urbanisation and technology have increased the pressures and pace of modern life and this project attempts to capture the resulting feeling of loneliness and separation that can occur in the middle of a crowded city.

People rush past each other without ever pausing to connect. Shift working neighbours living within feet of each other hardly meet, while technology that could connect us, just as often separates us. What little free time we have together that could be spent connecting, is instead spent staring at the bright screens of our digital devices that holds our attention like moths fluttering around a street light.

Click here to view Project (9 photos).

Bored woman sits while holding an advertisng board

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Click here to view Project (8 photos).