I find trying to capture people in the 'moment' whether in action or showing an emotion in natural surroundings is both challenging and rewarding. Street photography is ideal for providing both of those opportunities. Also, I'm challenging myself to engage with people to understand their circumstance as well as capture their image.
JIM'S STORY (name changed for protection)
I met Jim on the streets of Cardiff; I asked if I could take some photographs and contributed to his small fund and we had a chat. He's originally from the West Midlands and around eight years ago had made a comfortable life for himself working hard on the boats in Newquay (Wales), earning a decent wage and renting his own flat. Then an accident at work which crushed his hands meant he couldn't work and he became depressed, life became difficult, his finances dwindled away until he lost his flat. He went back home as his mother was ill, but not long afterwards she sadly passed away. Jim jumped on a train not really knowing where he was going and this is how he came to be in Cardiff, and now homeless; his only companion his trusted four-legged friend. As I said, this is Jim's story.