In January 2012 I was awarded a fellowship in photography with The British School at Rome, sponsored by Creative Scotland. The gift this fellowship gave me was the luxury of time, time to go back to the roots of my love of photography and the reason why I fell in love with my subject. A time to re learn. I was influenced by the likes of Henri Cartier Bresson and Robert Doisneau and while in Rome my love for street photography was reignited. Urban landscape is another field that I have always been interested in and I had the opportunity to explore this facet of Rome too. The fellowship provided me with a chance to do something that is the complete antithesis to my Œnormal¹ assignments. To be involved in a project that while still challenging allowed me to work in an area that I have not experienced before, all against one of the most amazing, ancient, architectural, cultural backdrops in the world. It has undoubtedly provided me with a refreshing and much needed change of focus. An amazing opportunity to delve into the history of my art, study other photographers, visit churches, exhibitions and simply soak up a different culture and society. It was the best three months of my life.
Rome in Moments