Satoyama Seasons


I came to Japan in 1997. My photography is my way of making an intimate connection with the village and country that I call home, and an expression of my love of nature - a love which goes back to my childhood days exploring the forests, fields, rivers and lanes of small village in Wiltshire, England. Then, as now, I want to know where the big, old trees are, what's behind that bend in the river and where the crows go to roost.
Although I'll often make a note to return to interesting subjects or scenes when the light is different, I find that I enjoy photography most when I don't have any pre-conceived idea of what I will photograph - and I can honestly say that I am (almost) just as happy when I don't even get my camera out of its bag than when I find an interesting subject - (I've had enough practice!)