About

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I’m a photographic artist working in the southwest of England.  I studied geological sciences at university and I have a PhD in palaeoclimatology.  My background means that my approach to contemporary photography is very experimental.

I frequently employ alternative photographic techniques within my work, many of which combine meticulous planning with an element of chance in order to create complex and imaginative imagery.  I like to use natural materials and processes wherever possible and I prefer to ‘make’ rather than to ‘take’ images.

Much of my work deals with the landscape and nature but with an emphasis on how humans interact with the natural environment.  The uneasy balance between culture and nature is a recurring theme within my work.

 

Education

2012→  BA (Hons) Photography, Open College of the Arts

2007  PhD, University of Plymouth

2003  MSc Palaeobiology, University of Bristol

2002  BSc (Hons) Geology, Cardiff University

 

Group exhibitions

2020  AOP Student Awards, AOP website

2019  Spike Print Studio Learning Programme, Spike print studio, Bristol, UK

2019  Bath Open Art Prize, 44AD Artspace, Bath, UK

2018  Osmosis, The Island, Bristol, UK

2018  Showcase, OXO gallery, London, UK

2018  Showcase, OCA online gallery

 

Awards

2020  Gold winner AOP Student Awards, Places/Moving image

2019  Shortlisted for Bath Open Art Prize

 

Residencies

2019  Dartmoor Summer School of Photography