It was travel that first opened my eyes to how I could embrace photography as an art form.
My travels showed me that photography offered a new way of looking at buildings. I’d studied photography as part of my degree at art college, but when I put travel and architecture together it inspired me to develop a visual language of my own. I found that by focusing on architectural details I could create landscapes that gave me a radical new way of interpreting buildings and their meaning. A way of opening up fresh perspectives for other people.
As my skill as a photographer grew, I became more interested in the philosophical aspect of the art form. While fascinated by aesthetics, I wanted to explore new methods of uncovering the hidden stories and meaning of buildings. I wanted to experiment with ways of letting architecture tell its own story, rather than try to impose my own meaning on my images.
To begin this journey, I enrolled in an MA course in Photography at Falmouth University in 2018. This gave me the opportunity and inspiration to develop both my technical skills and my visual language. I was inspired by innovative architects such as Zaha Hadid and Daniel Libeskind, finding myself searching for ways of capturing the emotional as well as the structural impact of their work.
Today my work is still very much focused on buildings, finding ways of using shape, contrast, layers, and juxtaposition to unlock fresh narratives that are inspired by some of the world’s most powerful architecture.
Photo Fringe Online, Brighton 2020
Open Walls Arles 2021, ‘Then and Now’
RBSA Photography Prize 2021
Open Door Berkhamsted, Herts 2020 – ‘On the Brink’
Source Graduate Photography Review 2020, Portfolio Selection
RPS International Photography Exhibition, 163 2021, Shortlisted
BJP 1854 Open Walls Arles 2021, Single image winner
RBSA Photography prize exhibition 2021, 2 images selected from ‘On the Brink’ portfolio
World Socialist Website 2020, article for ‘On the Brink’ exhibition
Hertfordshire Life Magazine October 2020