What began with the necessity to make my own flyers and album art has become a central part of what I do.

In my visual work I look for the sublime or uncanny in the small, the everyday, the ephemeral. Currently this has led me to macro photography and a process developed from 1960s liquid lightshow techniques. In a 15cm-diameter glass plate on a lightbox I mix candle dyes, food colouring and other household fluids. I examine, shoot and present the results with minimal digital intervention.

What you’re seeing here is a current selection – click through for full size.

Though I mainly shoot stills, sometimes I make moving image work too. This is my latest short film, co-created with Vincent Hewett for the current art course I’m taking at City Lit. An analogue / AI exquisite corpse, it’s called THE BOOK OF SNAIL.