I enjoy creating socially engaged work about community, identity and the natural world.
I predominantly focus within the context of image-making, print design and digital media. My recent work has included editorial photography, printed publications and 360-degree exhibition space.
My final project 'The Gaddesden Diary' is a study into the village where I grew up, to explore the meanings of community and examine how the cutting of social amenities have affected the area. This work pulls together documentary photography and archival imagery to create a publication inspired by the village’s magazine, to reveal how these current realities impact the local individuals and challenge how far location becomes part of our identity.
The 'Knitted Balaclava' editorial is a response to the idea of second-hand clothing holding nostalgic memories. I was interested in how nostalgia can create false memories that distort time and place. All of the garments were re-purposed and dyed with natural vegetable dyes.
Each image has been hand developed and hand printed. The processes behind my work is very important to my practice, allowing me to fully engage with my topic.