My early photographs were influenced by Tony Ray-Jones and Robert Frank amongst others. Both photographers provided excellent examples of social documentary work and opened up a new dimension in modern photography that was only starting to emerge when I first picked up a camera.

These photographs were taken in the early 1970s and the subject was a flower show in Hatch End, a suburb of North-West London. The select images are part of a range of images shot on just two rolls of 35mm film – probably the most productive two rolls of film I’ve ever shot!

I hope that these images together provide – if you excuse the pun – a snap shot of a life that is passing into history.