I am driven by a desire to create and my practice has gradually evolved over time. I love minimalism and much of my photography is shaped by this, but I have become more involved in story telling through series of images and text.
Much of my work is based around journeys either through space or time, and on a personal level I love the meditative nature of the act of walking. Passing slowly through a landscape allows us time to observe and reflect.
I feel drawn to impressionism and pictorialism, but with a contemporary aesthetic. I care more about showing emotion or telling a story, than documenting fact.
People who do things differently, and see the world in their own way, really inspire me. Particular influences include the photographers Keith Carter and Susan Burnstine, sculptor Antony Gormley, and film maker Deeyah Khan. Music is important to me and David Bowie is a hero for his all round creative genius and ability to reinvent himself.
Being in control of the complete creative process is important, I care about creating high quality work that has value. I particularly love work that is presented in limited edition books or unique hand made folios.
Selected recent exhibitions & events
Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Photography Prize exhibition
Winner of the "Canal Prize" - Wolverhampton Paint the Day
Images used on the homepage of Citizens Advice Dudley & Wolverhampton's website
Images form "Graiseley Hill" in NewWave exhibition
Viner Galley - Wolverhampton (March - June)
Corona drawings in NewWave projection
Wolverhampton City Centre
Image from “Crossing Wolves” series in an open exhibition
Dudley Canal & Tunnel Trust (15th July – 16th August)
“Flight of the Gods & other images”
Asylum Gallery – Wolverhampton (26th – 28th July)
“This is the news” featured in Photomonitor magazine (April issue) click to see
Image from “Flight of the Gods” was a runner up in the Fix Photo Festival awards
Menier Gallery – London (28th Nov – 1st Dec)
Images from “ugly.beauty.full” were part of a group show entitled “Hauntology”
Asylum Gallery – Wolverhampton (12th – 28th Oct)
“Lower Horseley Fields” from the Crossing Wolves series
Reclaim Photography Festival
Dudley Canal Trust (6th May – 7th June)
Wild Bytes Cafe – Wolverhampton (6th – 29th May)
“Crossing Wolves & other images”
Lighthouse gallery space – Wolverhampton (4th Feb – 31st March)
“Crossing Wolves” ……. a walk from Bilbrook to Bilston
Asylum Gallery – Wolverhampton (9th – 16th Sept)
Wild Bytes & Zuri Coffee – Wolverhampton (from August)