I have always been part of a minimalist tradition in that I believe the simpler the image the more powerful it can be. A sense of balance is key for me in creating successful photographs. I am interested in the crossover between painting and photography and in my colour work there is an ever-fading line between the two. Painters such as Mark Rothko especially inspire me. My hope is to take the viewer beyond the literal image, to set the soul free, and in some way to remind them of their life; it is only now that I feel I am coming closer to these aims.