Usually faces have been a part of my pictures, now they are the main event.
I started out taking pictures of architecture, would even wait until people moved out of shot. This was a long time ago, maybe I got a little bored with bricks and mortar, maybe I needed actors for my stage of beautiful buildings but people started to appear and it started a fascination that grew slowly into a love of portraiture.
Inspired by: this project started during the first lock down when a group of photographers couldn’t decide on a project to show for our next Zoom meeting and came up with the idea of selfies. Not being terribly keen on the idea of seeing myself on a screen I decided to hide behind another’s persona, in this case Dame Edith Sitwell and all her rings.
Taking inspiration from paintings and photographs isn’t new but it’s been hugely enjoyable, I hope you enjoy looking at them.