About Trevor Butcher
My choice of photo editing to express my art is largely based on my desire to minimize how much room my materials take up in the small flat I share with my wife and two cats. I also find it convenient to carry my small 'snapshot' digital camera in my bag or pocket than a pencil and a pad, although the conversion from photo to picture is much the same as that from a sketch. For me the camera only has to capture a composition featuring some kind of consistent lighting - everything else is down to me. My pictures must say something, they are not a recording nor something that happens to be pretty. Neither do I spend any time looking to see what other artists have produced, and certainly never seek to copy other people's work or styles. My favorite subjects are those I take while my car is stationary and my wife.
I cannot list any artistic institution as the source of my training because I arrive at art from a different direction. I have been an engineer, a teacher and an editor, but what I really try to achieve is a way of expressing my thoughts in a medium that is different from these in order to make them accessible to a wider audience.