I’m an English photographer now living in the South of France. I enrolled on an art photography degree in my forties and immersed myself in a new world of visual creativity.
What I love most about photography is not its obvious ability to record what is in front of the camera, but its capacity to provoke thoughts, feelings, emotions and memories in the mind of the viewer. I use photography to express ideas; to show people not just what I have seen, but how I see the world.
In one way or another, most of my projects are concerned with memory, mainly sparked by self-reflection of my own failing middle-aged memory. I am increasingly curious about the invisible processes of remembering and forgetting.
I’d like people that see my work to think about their own memory, to ponder its unpredictability and fragility. I’m drawn to a suggested definition of the purpose of art from photographer Daniel Blaufuks: “To make people think and feel a bit differently than they did earlier that day”.
If you’d like to talk about collaborating, or indeed anything else, please feel free to get in touch.
2013 to date: studying for BA (Hons) Photography with the Open College of the Arts (distance learning arm of the University for the Creative Arts)
July 2014: interview and seven photographs published in Living North magazine
2015–16: up to 20 framed images exhibited in local community hub as part of local artist support initiative; 13 sales made
2016 to date: charity commissions for Ryedale Foodbank and Musical Memories CIC
March 2018: book dummy In Search of Lost Gloves selected for Print Stuff / Lens Think photobook fair, York
April 2018: project In Search of Lost Gloves plus interview published on Fable & Folk photography blog
May 2018: pop-up exhibition Memory Waves in Kirkbymoorside as part of Dementia Action Week
July 2018: six images in Dog Week group exhibition at Joe Cornish Gallery, Northallerton
June 2019: project Two Kinds of People? plus interview published on Photograd photography blog
July 2019: collaborative photobook Brand New Day; six images including cover image; alongside five other photographers
March 2020: project Two Kinds of People? selected for Harvard College Library Digital Archive section on Brexit
April 2020: project Remembering Forgetting selected as finalist in Zealous Portfolio Challenge contest
May 2020: two images from Remembering Forgetting in Shutter Hub’s Everyday Delight online exhibition
June 2020: project Remembering Forgetting published in Source magazine’s Graduate Index 2020
July 2020: single image Prom Scene exhinbited at Feature Shoot’s Print Swap exhibition, BBA Circle Gallery, Berlin
July 2020: project Remembering Forgetting published in Association of Photographers Final Year Student Show
July 2020: two images from Remembering Forgetting in Shutter Hub’s Yearbook 2020 online exhibition
December 2020 – February 2021: solo virtual exhibition of Remembering Forgetting