I’m a self-taught photographer. For me photography is about curiosity. It is about going beyond simply looking and opening our eyes to the beauty that lies hidden in the everyday. In the patterns formed by a tattered and decaying shop sign, the flower-like symmetry of an arrangement of café tables or the columns and iron lacework of a pier contrasted against a perfectly uniform sea and sky. Everything is interesting if you study it closely enough. Capturing a splinter of space and time in a photographic image allows us to study the detail, the shape and form, the patterns and connections that otherwise we may have been oblivious to. I’m also interested in the ‘ready-made’ images that are all around us. Fragments of urban art, advertisements, neon shop signs and the colourful contours of car bodywork are all recurring themes.