I’ve recently completed an MA in photography at Falmouth University in which I began what is likely to be a long-term project examining urban solitude, how people variously experience and relate to this state of being alone (and sometimes feeling disconnected) in the modern world. This work encompasses portraiture, landscape images and text, with excerpts of free creative writing or interview transcripts presented alongside the images to better tell this universal story. The work from this project can be seen here: https://reachingout.gallery
This work has been somewhat informed by a long-held fascination with solitude, sentiment and the peculiar beauty that can be found in unexpected and disregarded places. More generally, my work aims to explore the idea that we are surrounded by this beauty in the urban environment every day, often in places where you might not think to look. My work also serves as a personal exploration of my internal emotional monologue and memories.
I shoot portraits too, I love shooting people actually, and portraiture as well as photography-related writing are increasingly important strands of my practice.
Please feel free to get in touch either by email or Twitter/IG (@JCarePhoto), and thanks for checking out my portfolio.