I have lived in Oxford for over 30 years and am still amazed by the rich detailing of the buildings. I started thinking about how I could make prints of these buildings which would allow them to be seen in their architecturally correct form and, at the same time, preserve their fabulous detail.
I wanted to be able to show whole buildings, and whole streets of buildings, in their entirety as the architect would have conceived them.
My speciality is a technique which gives the image a different type of perspective — it is flat, like an architectural drawing but with photographic realism. I use the same criteria an artist would employ if he sat down in front of the building with an easel and could see the image he wanted in his head. I remove the clutter, but I don’t put anything in that isn’t there.
All my prints are originated photographically. A few like the Dreaming Spires are from a single photograph, others such as the Basilica San Marco in Venice are painstakingly composited from hundreds of different photographs in order to achieve a result that is architecturally correct and retains all the incredible detail of these wonderful buildings. Some of the prints have taken years to complete and the views of many of the buildings are totally unique.