I’m interested in surface. As a craftsman and conservator beautiful, but also telling, visible surfaces details give vital clues as the the nature and qualities of the material which the object or building is made from and suggest the conditions and environment it may have experienced.
I started collecting simple images of material surfaces and texture a while ago without realising why. I allow myself to compose a shot which captures and emphasises, where possible, the surface I encountered. As interested in material as I am these images have become some of my favourites, that I find myself returning to… Not only do they capture the basic nature of what initially drew me in but they also embody a memory for me of the building, wall or church pavement they form part of.