My photographic practice revolves around themes of memory, time and place. I have long been fascinated by Susan Sontag’s statement that ‘all photographs are memento mori…..’ and much of my work involves an exploration of this assertion. The power of the photograph to evoke a past memory, a person’s presence or a sense of place is what interests me above all. I work with a mixture of analogue and digital processes, incorporating physical objects such as old family photos, vintage postcards and text to create a composite world, a fusion of now and then, exploring the dynamics and tensions between the past and the present. I prefer to work on a small scale, creating images which are both intimate and personal, as well as making hand-made artist books.
Currently I am also experimenting with traditional historical processes such as salt prints and cyanotypes in the fields of portraiture, landscape and botanical studies. The hand crafted print as a physical object is an important element of my practice.
In 2010 I was awarded an MA with distinction in Photography from de Montfort University. I exhibit regularly with London Independent Photography and am a contributing editor for their magazine fLIP. I have taken part in numerous exhibitions and collaborative projects over the last ten years in London and elsewhere in the UK. I now live in the far west of Cornwall and find inspiration from the wild landscape and dramatic coastal environment around me.
Locations: South West