Vice Chancellor’s Commendation
I am a photographer from Mersea Island with a particular interest in people and places. My work encompasses a cinematic, narrative-driven approach through exploring concepts such as place and memory to approach ideas which combine elements of the imagined and the real. Through my current practice, I am investigating feelings of uncertainty about the modern world by depicting a sense of journey through semi imagined dystopian places. I am intrigued by discussions surrounding Postmodernism, the Sublime and the idea of a ‘world-without-us’, stemming from my own personal interest in the environment and a sustainable future.
My training and experience includes the Adobe Creative Suite where I specialise in Photoshop, alongside lighting techniques and knowledge of a variety of camera equipment developed during my involvement in a commercial setting. Within my own freelance photography work, I have been required to demonstrate excellent self-motivation to allow the prompt delivery of creative briefs. My personal projects often require extensive planning and problem solving, which ensures I maintain a high level of attention to detail for myself and, in turn, my clients.
My work has been exhibited and published internationally, including at Millepiani in Rome, The Atkinson Gallery in Somerset and The Old Truman Brewery and Printspace in London. Places where my work has been published include Dodho Magazine and Fotonostrum Magazine. My solo exhibition ‘Mersea Island’ took place in 2018. I have had success in awards such as the Moscow International Foto Awards, the Association of Photographers Awards and the Batsford Prize.