I am compelled to capture the portraits of people who desire transformation, I have been there too. I seek narratives of resilience and healing and am drawn to those who build a new life, often risking all to begin again, those who embrace change, the alchemists. We carry the shadow inside us. Even when we grow and transform, the shadows stay hidden in our bodies. The body keeps the score, the heart may be torn, the shoulder burdened. To heal became my quest.
A portrait should reach beyond the surface to be poignant. There is a tender beauty in this vulnerability. Photography is a poetic force to create stories, with an element of magic to reveal a person's inner landscape.
The female gaze is powerful, and by working in collaboration with participants, agency can be established so the subject becomes active in their representation. I like to explore the relationship between the viewer, the subject and photographer because it can be an uneasy balance of power.
My approach is research based and I enjoy immersing myself on extended projects with both digital and film cameras. I work commercially for companies including the NHS and believe art can provoke new thinking and be an agent of change.
Available for further commissions and residencies, I won the BJP Portrait of Britain 2019.
"It is a terrific body of work and I'm not surprised it has been gaining attention. These images have a lot of heart and empathy, they offer detail and a real sense of actual relationships. I feel like these images are, in some sense, an account of love and are timeless in that sense. They do not judge, in fact they celebrate in a gentle and accommodating way." LensCulture.
"Highly rated, sincere, poignant and classical." Magnum Photo
Solo Show Your Own Light 2022
Solo Show I Am 2022
Portrait of Humanity by BJP 2022
Diffusion International Festival solo show 2021
NHS digital solo exhibition 2020
Portrait of Britain by JCDecaux. UK 2019
Lowry Gallery Salford 2019 - solo show for NHS England
Manchester Library - 2018 - solo show sponsored by National Transgender Charity.
Getty Gallery London 2017 - group show
Lloyds London 2017 - group show
BOOK- by Axis Publishing
Portrait of Humanity by British Journal of Photography and Hoxton Mini Press 2022
Royal Photographic Society International Award shortlist 2021
BarTur Awards shortlist 2021
AOP Emerging Talent Finalist 2020
Photo London 2020
Winner of Portrait of Britain by British Journal of Photography & Hoxton Mini Press 2019
BJP Portrait of Britain 2017 shortlist
"Highly Rated. Sincere, poignant classical work." Magnum Photo