I am a photographer drawn to the stories of every day life. I am particularly interested in connections between people and their landscape, the impressions we leave on each other, on the land, and, in turn, the marks a place may leave on us. I like to develop understanding and trust with people to allow a natural authenticity into my documentary portraits. Often choosing to work in black and white, I hope my pictures convey something of the timeless rhythms of life. 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 produce prints on heavyweight, pure cotton, matte, fine art paper giving an honest immediacy and evocative quality.
My long-term work Ford of the Sorrel
2012-2020, describes deep connections among overlapping lives within my home village community. Funding from Ryedale District Council's Creative Economy
allowed a selection of this work to be self-published (Of Life and Land, 2018). ’Ford of the Sorrel‘ will be published by Bluecoat Press
2021 Art from the Heart, Zuleika Gallery
, Woodstock, Oxfordshire
2020 Imagining an Island
virtual exhibition in association with Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts Centre
2020 Shutter Hub YearBook 2020
2019 final round British Journal of Photography
Portrait of Humanity
2018 shortlist Royal Photographic Society
International Photography Exhibition 161
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, 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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