Artist's Statement

From rapidly melting glaciers in southern Chile and Argentina, unprecedented storms in the Atacama Desert, deforestation in Brazil to the accelerating coastal erosion in the UK, I am increasingly seeing ecological disasters unfold.
I have an avid interest in highlighting the effects of both local and national governments' neglect of our environments and their disregard for the people who are directly affected. 
I am forever questioning why authorities fail to undertake and deliver on promises and my research exposes the hypocrisy of those faceless organisations who promise much but have little or no intention to deliver.
I am primarily interested in highlighting how our environments are being destroyed by intentional and absentminded neglect.

What is apparent is that pressure in every form must be brought on those in authority to act and the photographic image is a powerful format.

My Focus

Coastal erosion in east Norfolk is well documented but analysis suggests that fundamental changes to the landscape and communities are inevitable and, in most cases dramatic. The real conundrum is what can be done and over what period of time to protect communities or develop strategies to manage the upheaval and changes needed. These issues also need to take into account the oft quoted measure of cost-benefit analysis that controls Government spending on coastal erosion. My focus is on the area around Happisburgh (pronounced hayz-br-ugh) a small village with a population of around 1400 where erosion of its cliff face has been and continues to be dramatic.