Cliff's father Colin Docherty was a keen photographer all his life and infected his young son with the same passion from a very early age, passing down his 1957 Kodak box brownie when Cliff was 8. He still has it. Working in both analogue and digital mediums these days, he has been exhibited in numerous shows in London, but this is his first solo outing.
Working in a range of genres, you can’t really pigeonhole this deaf artist. He has a wandering interest, wanting to try new things all the time, especially if it involves playing with old equipment and bringing it to life to do something contemporary with it. He enjoys abstract work and carries a fondness for the film noir style, as can be seen in a lot of the work on show at the Dugdale. You can see more of his work on his website and his blog.