My artistic practice focuses on alternative photographic representations of the landscape; a theme that is strongly influenced by my background in geology and my interest in Anthropocene aesthetics.
I will never be a passive observer of the landscape, because to me, the landscape represents a multisensory and embodied experience. My artistic practice therefore combines studio-based construction with outdoor experimentation in order to create serendipitous and evocative imagery.
Much of my work is characterised by tactile transformative processes, and while photography is the common thread running through all of my work, my practice is also strongly reactive. My artworks blend digital photographic technologies with cameraless techniques, and incorporate elements of sculpture, installation, performance and moving image.
Ultimately, my photographic works create a mechanism through which I can explore the landscape, respond to environmental issues and reflect on the inherent connections between humans, environment and natural processes.
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
2021 Four Degrees: Eco-Anxiety and Climate Change, Strange Fire Collective, virtual exhibition
2020 AOP Student Awards, virtual exhibition
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
2021 Shortlisted for The Light of Day project, Artquest
2020 Gold winner AOP Student Awards, Places/Moving image
2019 Shortlisted for Bath Open Art Prize
2019 Dartmoor Summer School of Photography