About Me

My Work

My photographic practice is very much focused on landscape and place. I have a reluctance of placing my work within a specific genre or style, I feel more comfortable in letting it be whatever it needs to be, but my projects often present themselves as documentative owing to the fact that they are in a series or essay format. My bodies of work are almost always conceived from a point of interest which is often something I have read, seen or heard. I will then go on to develop an idea based around this by conducting extensive research and test shooting to test its potential and viability for a body of work. My work does not hold intent on conveying aspects of beauty, splendour and transcendence and the presence of this within some of my imagery is purely because it was present at the time of capture.

My interest in landscape came from a draw to this type of work from other practitioners throughout my degree study and project research. As a child, family walks were common and my love for walking and travel stemmed from here which has additionally contributed towards my interests for landscape and place. Walking is an integral part of my practice and it has a huge influence within my work.

Biography

I was Born in 1980 and grew up in the beautiful market town of Bury St. Edmunds in Suffolk, renowned for its historic Abbey Gardens, an epic cathedral and the infamous Christmas markets. At present I reside on the East coast of Suffolk, near to the most eastern point of the British Isles.

Some of my photographic works have been exhibited nationally in locations such as the Waterfront Gallery in Ipswich, PhotoEast Festival, Candid Arts Centre London, The Cass, London and The Menier Gallery, London. I hold a BA (Hons) in Photography which I studied for at the University of Suffolk in Ipswich. I am a contributor for Millennium Images Agency in London.

Prior to moving into photography in a more formal manner, I worked in a variety of administrative and office-based roles including accounting and payroll and also a trade union when studying for my degree. Throughout my school years my strongest subjects were always the creative ones and I excelled at music and art. My interests in photography came from a childhood obsession with the family photo albums and the endless fascination with the photograph's ability to hold a moment in time which, when revisited, enabled you to return there for a moment, a reawakening of the smells, sounds and the moments that surrounded the photograph being taken.

My hobbies and interests outside of photography involve lots of walking and I love to travel and discover new places. I am a cat lady through and through, there has never been a point where my home has not had a cat in it. I currently have two Ragdoll cats named Cosmo and Sweep. I have a real love for films, particularly those based on true life events.

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