Through photography I try to find beauty in the everyday and in the lost and forgotten. So many treasured items are lost such as books and letters I try to bring these lost and forgotten objects back to life by looking at them from an alternative angle creating new objects from the abstract forms. The series 'Traces' meaning the sign, mark or remnant that someone has left behind are still life photographs of old letters and books which explore ideas of the lost and the forgotten, what a stranger leaves behind, traces of time, memory, and presence. The once private objects have now been made public, the only reason for this is the death of the owners, and they have now become a memorial and shrine to the lost and forgotten, it is the traces we all leave behind. 'Archived Miscellanea' is an ongoing series of obsolete items that no longer have a use; they have been throw away and discarded. These items have been collected and categorised, and these once useful items have been given the importance and significance of something museum worthy. This series is a record of useless items, based on traditional factual photography as a way of recording and archiving my findings and discoveries. 'Posted' leads on from my previous series 'Traces' following themes similar themes. These wartime love letters are retracing the life and love of Maude and Frank. These large format images depicting oversized letters have carefully had individual lines selected to narrate short passages and inform us of the life and love between this couple. These personal letters are like a visual poem, the scrawl of the handwriting, dusty smell, texture, old stamps are like a biography of someone's life, some more warn than others, have been read and re-read.
•Still Life category winner at the Signature Photography Awards 2009 •Nikon Discovery Awards 2007. •Short listed for AOP student awards 2006
•1st Class Degree Bachelor of Arts in Photography, University College Falmouth 2007 •PQE from BIPP 2007 •BTEC foundation Art & Design, Merit, Camberwell College of Art 2003
Solo: •‘Traces’ at The Rex Independent cinema Berkhamsted July/Aug 2007 Group: •‘On Borrowed Time’ The Octagon Chapel, Bo-Lee Gallery, Bath. 5th-13th Sept 2009 •‘Signature Photography Awards’ Empire Gallery, 21st to 30th May 2009 •‘Collect 4’ Empire Gallery, 14th Oct to 28th Oct 2008 •‘In Search Of Beauty And Wellbeing’ Menier Gallery, 23rd July to 14th Aug 2008 •‘Signature Photography Awards’ Empire Gallery, 22nd May to 1st June 2008 •‘Nikon Discovery Awards’ at Nikon solutions expo, Olympia Nov 2007 •‘Untitled 62’ at AOP London, June/July 2007 •‘Degree Show’ at University College Falmouth, June 2007 •‘AOP Student Awards 2006’ at AOP London, May 2006 •‘New Shoots’ at Falmouth Arts Centre, March 2006