Alan is a joyful person who tries to convey the beauty and goodness that he finds in nature and people. His canvas is the film (or now the digital sensor) within his camera. His sketch is the image he coaxes onto his canvas through the lens. Alan works in manual mode with his camera to ensure that it is Him (not the camera) making any artistic decisions at this early stage. Then the real work begins as he slowly adds his artistic vision using various tools and techniques to bring his image to life as a print.
Being a self-printing artist gives him the freedom to experiment with both traditional and new media.