East Sussex-based, I live in two places: one deep in the countryside, the other on the seashore. Both, peaceful and tranquil. I’m also a free spirit and regularly escape to the four corners of the globe for new experiences. Living for today, my work oscillates between the dramatic and the playful. Being intuitive, I produce everything quickly, 'in the moment'.
About my practice …
My photography mixes fine art and photojournalistic travel and portraiture. I use black and white to create impact with pared back images, whereas I juxtapose colour and structure to forge striking memories of precious moments abroad. All the while, aiming to capture a sense of the moments we can easily miss - texture, light, shape, colour.
My visual art is experimental, and I'm often surprised by what I make. I blend colours and shift form to produce something abstract and unique. These altered realities are energetic representations of a time and place, real and imagined.
I was a writer long before I became a photographer. Growing up, I wrote poems and stories inspired by pictures on my bedroom wall. These days, my writing is triggered by emotion so productivity fluctuates depending on my state of mind. Sometimes it’s haiku, mostly it’s free form. However, it’s always written quickly when the feeling comes, and usually captured on my phone.
What motivates me …
I want people to connect emotionally to my work and use imagination to interpret what they're seeing. I want you to be intrigued and drawn in, whether to the colour, the form, or the face in front of you.
I have a great sense of adventure so travel inspires me. I like to capture the essence of a place, and find that a friendly smile can result in some memorable interactions. Spirituality is important to me and I love experiencing what this means in other cultures
2022 The Crypt Gallery (Artwave Festival), Seaford East Sussex (3-18 September)
2022 Gallery Uno, Seaford East Sussex (edition EIGHT 21 July-20 August)
2021 Worthing Museum & Art Gallery, Sussex Open21 biennial exhibition (on judges' shortlist for exhibition prize)
2021 Crowborough Arts Open Studios (Weavers), East Sussex
2020 The Royal Photographic Society Creative Group annual exhibition
2018 Oxo Tower Gallery, London (part of Light & Land group exhibition)
2008-2021 65 works in 62 international group exhibitions (38 countries/6 continents
2022 EFIAP Excellence status awarded by the International Federation of Photographic Art for "faultless and excellent technique and a high artistic level"
2021 Travel Photographer of the Year, Finalist
2021 Sussex Open 21, Judge’s Shortlist
2021 Black & White Spider Awards, Honorable Mentions in 4 categories
2021 AFIAP Artiste status awarded by the International Federation of Photographic Art
2021 New York Photo Fair, Gold Medal
2021 Green Line Kenya, Gold Medal in Nature category
2021 International Color Awards, 2nd place Fine Art & 5 Honorable Mentions in 4 other categories
2020 New York Manhattan, Gold Medal
2020 Black & White Spider Awards, 3rd place in Photojournalism & Honorable Mention in Fine Art
2020 Landscape Photographer of the Year, Shortlist
2009-2019 24 medals and awards from 22 competitions on 5 continents
2007 The Royal Photographic Society Associateship distinction (ARPS)
2007 The Royal Photographic Society Licentiateship distinction (LRPS)