I like to play in my photographic practice. I enjoy people looking at my work and having to think about it a little, what it is, what it means.
More recently I have been playing with the actual prints - folding, stitching and painting on them.
Landscape and nature are my predominant subjects - the effect of the environment and nature upon ourselves.
My work for OAW this year is a selection of images, generally of trees, that I have worked on - responding to the lines and shapes within the photographs. Each image is hand treated and therefore unique.
I am also showing a selection of work from "Everything you never saw" which are photographs of things that catch my eye in everyday life - reflections, shapes and shadows that need to be looked at a little closer to see what I see, and what others dont.
I work from my studio under the windmill in Turville, Oxfordshire, a great place for inspiration.
I have photographed from a young age and have a vast collection of prints from the 1960s onwards which I am currently curating to illustrate the changes in photography over the years from analogue to digital methods. I studied at Central St Martins and received my M.A in Photography Art from the University of Westminster in 2018. My photographic practice concerns itself in the interplay between ourselves, land and nature addressing the issues of life, death, and decay. My instinctive and visceral reaction to our interlinking life cycles with the natural world is often described as a delicate and poetic.
I am an award winning photographer working with a variety of cameras and techniques to respond to and illustrate my response to the natural world.
My work is held in private collections and has been shown nationally and internationally in solo and group shows in London, Amsterdam, Berlin and Korea. I am also a funeral photographer.