I photographed the way the light was landing on objects and surfaces around the house. Then I started photographing my family in quiet moments of contemplation, thought and bonding. This gave me a focus, a creative outlet, a distraction?
The reworking of these artworks was inspired by the documentary The Secret Life of Chaos. Which goes into depth the works of Alan Turing’s (pattern formation), Andrey Belousov’s (chemical reactions), Edward Lorenz (butterfly effect) and Benoit Mandelbrot’s (fractals).
Afterwards I made a handwritten poster with one of these images, promoting myself as a band photographer. I got permission to put it up in our local music shop - Kingfisher Music where all the musicians would go.
It only seems right to start at the beginning around 1984. I was 13 and at secondary school in Fleet, Hampshire. My older sister Andrea had just started Farnborough 6th form college in the neighbouring town. Her new friends were a bunch of punks, much to my mum and dad's dismay. I was into BMX’s / Arsenal and listening to Electric Dreams and Ghostbusters.