I was born in a suburb of Birmingham, and raised by my Mother. As soon as I was old enough, I was out playing on the street. Today my reasons for being out on the street are different but I still feel that same sense of excitement. My photography begins with a sense of place, a series of feelings evoked by that place which have an emotional resonance for me. I then let these guide me until themes begin to emerge and the project takes shape. I like walking and exploring the suburban areas around Birmingham, looking for the lyrical quality in the apparently ordinary and everyday parts of life, taking something which exists in the world and then shaping it according to my vision of it but which leaves room for the viewers own thoughts and projections.