I am compelled to capture the portraits of people who desire transformation, I have been there too. I seek narratives of survival and resilience. Exploring the stories of those who grow. Challenging perceptions on gender construction and performance is important to me and so is identifying vulnerability because I find a tender beauty there. A portrait should reach beyond the surface to be poignant.
My approach is research based and I enjoy immersing myself on extended projects. I work with both digital and film cameras and invite participants to write their stories down and collaborate upon how they are represented.
I won the BJP Portrait of Britain 2019. My current portrait work is also Arts Council funded and explores domestic violence for the national charity SafeLives where I am artist in residence 2021. I am drawn to those who build a new life and embrace change. I work commercially for companies including the NHS who feel art can provoke new thinking and engage people in a different conversation. Available for commissions.
Getty Gallery London 2017 - group show
Lloyds London 2017 - group show
Manchester Library - 2018 - solo show sponsored by National Transgender Charity.
Lowry Gallery Salford 2019 - solo show for NHS England
University of Salford 2019 - solo show for NHS England
NHS digital solo exhibition 2020
BOOK- by Axis Publishing (Alan Ward) funded by Arts council England. 2020
Royal Photographic Society International Award shortlist 2021
BarTur Awards shortlist 2021
AOP Emerging Talent Finalist 2020
Photo London 2020
BJP Portrait of Britain 2019
BJP Portrait of Britain 2017 shortlist
"Highly Rated. Sincere, poignant classical work." Magnum Photo