I am an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society with a Masters degree in Photography from Falmouth University (2019). My first degree was in Music with Philosophy from the University of Northampton; and I have a PGCE with 15 years secondary school Music teaching experience. My practice evolves, although my interest always returns to investigating the way families construct, order, remember (and sometimes forget or remove) shared life events. The story telling elements in family photo albums are therefore resources I often turn to.
My images usually are digital composites, constructed using my own photography, found vintage photos, archives and memorabilia. My series ‘Hub’, celebrated 50 years of the Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust last year, and was shown at the Derngate Theatre and the Charles Rennie Mackintosh House. In January this year one of the pieces was selected for the #EveryDayDoraMaar UNIQLO Tates Lates display at Tate Modern.
The travels of two ladies in 1920s Dorset and Jersey is the main focus of current new work, as well as digital pieces embellished with forty-year old newspaper and flower stains. I have international photography collaborations and co-lead monthly online photography crit sessions.
This autumn I had three exhibitions planned, including at Photo Oxford 2020 and Florida, where new work as well as ‘Hub’ is due to be displayed.
Book making and photo zine workshops are coming soon online!