In 1861, Carleton Watkins trekked up into the Yosemite Valley
with a tonne of camera equipment loaded onto mules.
The images that he made there were widely shown in the U.S.
Soon after, President Lincoln signed legislation that secured the wilderness
as a National Park.
Eighty years later Ansel Adams went to the same place and produced
the greatest landscape images of his century. These two photographers,
for whom landscape was not a solid sculpture but a transient image
continually changing with the light , were my main inspirations
for this show .
My pictures were taken in London using a Leica M6 on 35mm black and white film.
I have a B.A. in Fine Art ( Middlesex University )