My Photography

Notes on My Photographic Practice 

My interest in photography has been lifelong, initially as a means of creating holiday mementos, and then as a serious amateur landscape and travel photographer. With the support of the MA course at Sunderland, I am now evolving a practice which aims to create visual narratives which arise from, and which promote, serious reflection on our relationship with the world around us.

Our dizzying contemporary ways of living usually leave little time and space for such issues, yet we would seem to need a radical overhaul of our sensibility to the world and its resources if we are to overcome the enormous sustainability challenges which we currently face. In a culture where resource usage is close to or above finite limits, we must ask ourselves how do we want to live – are we sufficiently sensitive to the world around us. I thus seek out times and places which offer space for deep reflection. In particular I seek to find a new sensibility which is contemporary yet restores emotional connections back to the earth. In many ways it is a search for contemporary enchantment.

Photographic Highlights

2007 – Gold Medal in FIAP French Digital Tour
2007 – Royal Photographic Society Projected Image Exhibition, London (Group Exhibition)
2008 – Royal Photographic Society International Print Exhibition, London (Group Exhibition)
2008 – Lowepro Award in AA/Sunday Times Landscape Photographer of the Year
2009 – Gold Medal in Trierenberg Circuit, Austria
2010 – New Blood Exhibition, Sandman Goudie Gallery, South Shields (Group Exhibition)
2011 – Common Ground Exhibition, Reg Vardy Gallery, Sunderland
2012 – Mimeses North Exhibition/MA Graduation Exhibition, Priestman Gallery, University of Sunderland
2012 – South Square Salon, South Square Gallery, Bradford
2013 – Presentation at Trajectories PhotoTalk, White Cloth Gallery, Leeds
2013 – Presentation/Exhibition at Artists Anonymous, enjoyART Studios, Leeds
2013 – Presentation at the ON WALKING conference, University of Sunderland
2013 – Presentation at the Visualising the Rural conference at University of Cumbria
2013 – Merge, Design Centre Gallery, Sunderland (Mimeses North)

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