I have always been drawn to the possibility of what nature can present, to the excitement of not knowing what I am about to capture, to the suspense as I patiently wait for the moment to present itself.
This is what motivates me to endure wild weather conditions and locations, putting myself out there at the mercy of the elements.
Shooting in stormy conditions comes with its challenges such as strong wind and sea spray which can ruin camera equipment. Certain locations can be treacherous while searching for the best angle and light conditions. I tend to gravitate towards a mid-range telephoto lens, allowing me to keep a safe distance, respecting mother nature as I capture her beauty in action.
Once the shoot is over, there’s the excitement of processing the images in the calm of my studio, when the ‘reality’ of what was experienced is revealed. The final images always remind me of who we are in relation to the planet that we share, which is both humbling and exhilarating.
In this series of works called ‘Ocean Power’, the sea is the protagonist, presented in all its power and glory, leaving the viewer in awe of its ever changing beauty.