I am a Scottish documentary photographer living in Suffolk with a background in photojournalism. I have a great interest in portraiture of both people and animals, through my work I aim to capture the character of my subject and facilitate a platform to share their story in an accessible way. Through my MA I have continued to strengthen and improve my photography and editing skills and continued to document agriculture and in my latest project I have been looking at rare breed horses more specifically the Suffolk Punch Horse.
The Suffolk Punch is a heavy horse that was used for farming and pulling transport carts in East Anglia. I chose to focus on them to highlight the severity of their endangered status as there are less than 500 registered Suffolk Punches left. To capture the size and grandeur of the giant breed, I used a digital medium format camera allowing me to print the images in a 1:1 ratio.
Horses have been an integral part of humanity for centuries featuring in art and culture and have always been fascinating to me. Archived paintings of horses have influenced my work, using the same standing position of horses in paintings and similar landscapes for backgrounds tie my images to their historical and cultural representation.
As a photographer I wish to continue my career documenting both people and animals, using my skills of a photojournalist to benefit my work through photography, video and storytelling. My goal being to share people’s stories through my images.