Lumitrix Artist's Questionnaire
Describe your process as a photographer?
I find that I get the best results when I am in an almost meditative state. You need the conditions to be right – location, weather, atmosphere, light, silence – and your head to be clear. Then you wait.
Which opportunity has defined your career thus far?
An exhibition that I held in the United States in 2017. Having taken photographs all my life, it put things on a new level for me.
Describe the space within which you work?
The great outdoors!
Which photographer are you most influenced by?
Ansel Adams, Edward Weston and Sebastiao Salgado.
How has your journey informed you?
I have always loved photography of all kinds and appreciate many different styles. You never stop learning from others.
Which photograph(s) would you like to collect?
Hiroshi Sugimoto and Edward Burtynsky.
Is there a subject that you’re yet to explore?
Yes, I am beginning to explore a section of river near where I live. It takes a while to truly get to know a place.
Has social media positively impacted your work?
Yes, but I do not let it rule my life.
Which of your travels has inspired you?
Many places, but New Zealand is a really remarkable location – much of it feels almost prehistorically elemental.
What advice would you give your younger self?
Keep your eyes open and always carry an actual camera, preferably with a viewfinder! Phones are for making phone calls.