2022 is my first time exhibiting at Oxfordshire Artweeks. I am excited to be showing fine art photographic prints made from images celebrating the local West Oxfordshire landscape, exhilarating trips to the Lake District, and more recently, more intimate studies of water, made for a project based around my local West Oxfordshire waterways, the rivers Evenlode, Windrush, and Glyme. My work is emotionally led, and shows the quality of beautiful natural light. My compositions pick out the natural textures and contours of the countryside.
I adore the British landscape in all seasons, particularly the magical feuille morte colours of the Lake District and Scotland. I try to spend my time crafting my images in a more subtle way than I used to, quietly observing the natural light changing the colour palette of the countryside. I love carving out time with my camera; with my phone switched off, walking, finding new compositions, experimenting with different techniques and bringing my images alive during post processing.
Although my images are made digitally, I am a big fan of printing my work. There is something magical about the printed image, more so in todays digital age. You don’t truly see an image until you see it in print, and I like to print big; seeing an image alive at A2 size is a true thrill.
All of my prints are limited edition in edition sizes from 10-20 depending on the size. I print my own work on beautiful textured and matt or semi gloss fine art papers from Fotospeed using Canon Lucia pro archival pigment inks. All of the images in my portfolio are available printed, and mounted and framed. A certificate of authenticity will accompany your print.
"If you love what you do, you are already successful"
I have always loved the notion that a moment in time can be captured and saved forever in a photograph. But it is more than a record of time and place; it is the sense of connection to the landscape felt during that moment that makes the memory, and that's what I try to capture in my work.
I moved back to Oxfordshire after more than a decade in London, studying biology and statistics, and working as a cancer researcher. I still work as an academic researcher at the Churchill Hospital in Oxford but as I have matured, my creative side has been bubbling up to the surface and has become more and more important to me for maintaining a balance in life. My main camera today is the Nikon Z6II, not that this is remotely important, but it is something that people often want to know! When I am making images, I feel most connected with who I really am.
Always aiming to progress my image-making has brought me to where I am on my personal creative trajectory. In 2022 I am dedicating my creative time to a project based around my local West Oxfordshire waterways.