I love children's literature. Initially I wanted to write for children rather than adults and wrote a few stories that were far too descriptive. I had to scrap the first stories and write simpler ones. I wrote these nine stories, as well as some others, in my twenties.
I intended to draw illustrations but found it too difficult to find and work with child models so I had the idea of photographing the miniature people I had made and creating scenes for them.
Rough versions of the stories, along with layouts and illustrations, can be viewed on the next few pages. I don't have any knowledge of photography, photo-editing or a studio. It took me a few years to source, make and photograph the objects and structures
1. ‘Where’s My Story?’
To see some of the illustrations close up click here, or the 'selected illustrations' link in the menu
readings from the novels
the book of safe-keeping
I made video versions of the nine children's picture books on YouTube. Originally this was meant to show publishers. You can watch and listen by clicking on the individual covers below.