About

I am a photographer drawn to the stories of rural life, particularly the connections between people and their landscape. I'm interested in the impressions we leave on each other, on the land, and - in turn - the marks a place leaves on us. I hope always to develop understanding and trust with people I photograph, to allow natural authenticity into my documentary portraits. Working predominantly in black and white, and remaining as unobtrusive as possible, I use a handheld camera and available light, applying techniques to reach into the shadows of the natural world or dark domestic and agricultural interiors. From my home studio in rural North Yorkshire I make limited edition prints on heavyweight, pure cotton, matte, fine art paper.

Ford of the Sorrel documents life in the village of Ampleforth, on the edge of the North York Moors, over a period of almost ten years. A book of the work describing deep-rooted connections among overlapping lives was published by Bluecoat Press November 2021.

Recent highlights
January 2022 All in a Day's Work, Ripon Cathedral, North Yorkshire
2021 Bees (and other species) exhibition byInk was shown at Diffusion - Wales International Festival of Photography including a selection from my Strawberry Fields series.
2021 All in a Day's Work shines a light on the important and often overlooked roles women hold in farming. Commissioned by the Yorkshire Rural Support Network (part of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society) and funded by The Prince's Countryside Fund, NFU and Yorkshire Agricultural Society. The work was first shown at the Great Yorkshire Show.
2021 Swine Gill photograph selected for Art from the Heart, Zuleika Gallery, Woodstock, Oxfordshire
2020 Imagining an Island featured selected pictures from Ford of the Sorrel in this virtual exhibition in association with Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts Centre
2020 work included in Shutter Hub YearBook 2020
2019 final round British Journal of Photography Portrait of Humanity
2018 shortlist Royal Photographic Society International Photography Exhibition 161
2018 Of Life and Land, self-published book of selected pictures from long-term project, Ford of the Sorrel, suppported by Ryedale District Council's Creative Economy
2018 nominated RPS Hundred Heroines
2017 highly commended Bowes Museum Only in the North
2015 winner, Craft Photographer of the Year, Prince’s Foundation, London
2015 second round National Portrait Gallery Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize

Commissions, talks & workshops
In addition to my personal work, I undertake commissions, talks (either in person or via Zoom), and workshops. Please don't hesitate to be in touch for more information or any thoughts you'd like to chat through.













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