About

“Any work of art makes one very simple demand on anyone who genuinely wants to get in touch with it. And that is to stop. You’ve got toIMG_6141 2 stop what you’re doing, what you’re thinking, and what you’re expecting and just be there…for however long it takes” – W. S Merwin.

     

      This quote sums up both how I approach my practice and my desire for the end result. The works start with a question or a point of interest that I investigate and respond to photographically. My current works are a document to acknowledging all the stages of the life. My work is all created in camera or within a traditional film based process and is reflective of how I see and respond to my subjects, leading the viewer to stop and take some time with the piece. Mindfulness is key to my practice; I am an observer. In my observations I become very attuned to my surroundings, the light, the wind, the sounds and of course, everything I see. My work is a response to this process.

       

        Raised in England I received my BA Hons in Photography from The University of Creative Arts @ Rochester Kent. I was awarded Masters in Fine Art with distinction  from Massey University Wellington. For more on my Commercial Work, you are welcome to explore my portfolio here.

         

        Exhibitions

        • SHED SOME LIGHT – 4 Artists – 2017 – Auckland Festival of Photography, The Poi Room
        • BLUSH + VIOLET – Group Show – 2016 – Flutter Studios, Seattle USA
        • K’GARI ARTIST RESIDENCY – 2015 – K’Gari Fraser Island, Queensland Australia
        • TIME & AGAIN – Solo Show – 2014 – NZ Portrait Gallery, Wellington
        • TWO ARTISTS  - 2013 - The Bridge Street Collective, Nelson
        • THE CARE FACTOR - Group Show – 2013 – Calder and Lawson Gallery, Hamilton
        • THIS MUST BE THE PLACE - Three Photographers – 2012 – City Gallery, Wellington
        • TAKE ME THERE - 2012 – Pro’jekt LA as part of MOPLA 2012 Venice beach, Los Angeles USA
        • MATCH – 2011 – Pop Up Gallery, Kingsland Auckland – 2011
        • ENJOY RECIPE – 2010 – Enjoy Gallery, Wellington – 2010
        • NZ CONTEMPORARY ART AWARD – 2009 – Waikato Museum, Hamilton – 2009
        • NOW – 2009 – Engine Room, Wellington
        • ABOUT FACE – 2008 – Enjoy Gallery, Wellington
        • GROUP SHOW – 2007 – Humble Arts Foundation, On line
        • CHILDRENS VOICES – 2002 – Bruce Castle, London & Open Space, East Dulwich London.
        • VOIES OFF – 1999 – Arles Festival du Photographie, France

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