This website features some work from my archives. I am currently engaged in new projects and plan to update this site at the end of Summer, 2012, with work I have made from 2011 onwards.
I'm a photographer primarily exploring cultural narratives. The conceptual and structural ambiguities of the photograph, especially in the digital age, mirror the ambiguities and paradoxes of cultural artefacts, and this method of exploration is becoming an increasingly key element of my work. I am interested in acknowledging both the importance and (sometimes) the absurdities of cultural narratives. They matter, and yet they can be contradictory, contingent, and fluid. This fascinates me, and I am looking for ways photographs can fully reflect this.
As a result, I am project-oriented, and the presentational outcomes of my projects are considered from the outset. I find this informs the development of projects substantively. I am open to drawing from my background skills to incorporate text, audio, and other elements into my work, when the work calls for it.
My work takes inspiration from the history of photography, but also draws heavily from my education (Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, University of Oxford) and career in politics (Westminster; Coventry University) and my training in audio engineering (which informs my multimedia practice).
In addition to my own work, I am currently working with the photographer, Ed Clark (Still Life: Killing Time; If The Lights Go Out) to realise a site-specific interactive multimedia piece developed from his work for If The Lights Go Out. For this work, I am managing the technical implementation of creative ideas as well as developing creative ideas that expand the themes of his work.
I also do some writing on photography. I am currently developing writing for online publication with FORMAT FESTIVAL, and shall publish links to that work here very soon.