I have a great interest in the spaces and places we inhabit on physical, psychological and emotional levels. It is this fascination with the decisions we make in constructing the space around us that has informed much of my current practice, from the placement of an object on a mantle piece in a home to the organisation of a shop window display. The series 'Home' forms an exploration of the home as a site of experience, looking at absence and memory within the domestic environment.
These are images of interiors taken in homes experiencing a period of transition.
The owners have moved on leaving behind traces of their lives. The images act as a record of human activity, they are evidence of human inhabitation, signs that we exist.
I am very interested in the past and how a photograph can operate as memento mori, I am drawn to the history of a place or object, however mundane, and how these objects become embedded with the experiences they have bared witness to, by choosing to photograph them I attempt to reveal some of their past. The images from 'Stranger Than Fiction' aim to explore this notion, whilst also looking at the way we design our surrounding environments. After time a place will build up a history of it's own, and the 'Stranger' series aims to evoke some of that. Each image becomes it's own story, a kind of suspended narrative where reality has created it's own fiction.
CV & Education
Qualifications and training
2002 - BA (Hons) Photography, Falmouth College of Arts, Cornwall
2011 - Stranger Than Fiction, hpgrp Gallery, New York
2010 - Open Here, Hereford Photography Festival, Hereford
2010 - Pieces of a Song, Host Gallery, London
2009 - Domesticated, Walcot Chapel Gallery, Bath
2009 - Format 09, Derby University, Derby, England
2008 - 'Seven', Ada Street Gallery, London
2007 - Darmstadter Tage der Fotografie, Germany
2007 - Flash Forward, Lennox Contemporary, Toronto, Canada
2007 - New Visual Language Vol.1, HPGRP Gallery, New York, USA
2002 - Free Range, Old Truman Breweries, London
Competitions, prizes and awards
2009 - Creative Review Photography Annual, Best In Book, London
2007 - Magenta Foundation Flash Forward Winner 2007
2006 - Creative Review Creative Futures Award Winner