I am a photographer from Mersea Island in England, often influenced by my surroundings. My work encompasses a cinematic, narrative-driven approach. I enjoy exploring concepts of place and memory to approach ideas which combine elements of the imagined and the real. Certain atmospheres underpin the style of my work and subsequently a sense of emotion is investigated. My current practice investigates feelings of uncertainty about the modern world and the theme of dystopia. 

I recently completed an MA in Photography at Norwich University of the Arts, after graduating with a BA(Hons) in Photography in 2018. My work has been exhibited and published internationally, including at Millepiani in Rome, The Atkinson Gallery in Somerset and The Old Truman Brewery and Printspace in London. Places where my work has been published include Dodho Magazine and Fotonostrum Magazine. My solo exhibition 'Mersea Island' took place in 2018. I have had success in competitions such as the Moscow International Foto Awards, the Association of Photographers Awards and the Batsford Prize. 

 

Exhibitions

Solo exhibition: 'Mersea Island' - Shed 128 Coast Road, Mersea, 2018

Millepiani Gallery, Rome, 2020

AOP F22 'The Space Between', online, 2020

Moscow International Foto Awards Exhibition, Moscow, 2019

Atkinson Gallery, Somerset, 2019

Cass Art London, 2019

Mersea Barns, Essex, 2019

Old Truman Brewery, London, 2018

Norwich University of the Arts, 2018

Printspace Gallery, London, 2018

Mother London, 2017

Publications

Fotonostrum Magazine, 2020

Bluebee Magazine, 2020

Dodho Magazine Issue 10, 2019

Average Art Magazine, 2019

Wotisart Magazine, 2018

Flint Magazine, 2017

National Student Magazine, 2017

Awards

Moscow International Foto Awards 2019 Gold and Silver Winner 

Batsford Prize 2019 Runner Up  

BJP Portrait of Britain Editor's Choice 2018

AOP Student Awards Winner 2016 & 2018

AOP Student Awards Finalist 2017 & 2019

Other

Guest Lecturer, Norwich University of the Arts, 2020

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