Our images can express joy and sorrow, wonder and sympathy. Every human emotion
can find a place in photography. For many years I never valued my photographs of
overcast landscape because I believed that there was no beauty in a land with muted
colours and a leaden sky. I wanted the land to be alive with colour and vibrancy.
However, lack of colour in a landscape makes you search for other things that often go
unremarked in bright sunlight. It could be a symmetry of hills or a tree standing out
from a forest of thousands. I have suffered from depression for most of my adult life and
photography gave me a language to express feelings for which I can find no words. We
have a miserably poor vocabulary for mental illness and photography has allowed me to
develop a visual language for some of the most difficult emotions.