"There is an interesting layering and interweaving of atmospheres in the images; they capture the beauty of rural areas but are not merely traditional images of it, rather they create an often haunted landscape that is both entrancing and at times subtly, quietly unsettling.
There is also a textural quality to them which, while they have their own character, puts me in mind here and there of some of the work that graphic designer Vaughan Oliver and photographer/filmmaker Nigel Grierson did between 1983-1988, often for the 4AD record label."
I am a photographic artist and book artist based in Yorkshire, England and in the Midi-Pyrenees, France.
My photo art work explores our relationship with nature and our sense of place and the elements. The Seen and the Unseen. By using several creative in camera and editing techniques, I tell stories with my multi-layered work, emphasising intimacy with my surroundings.
I want my work to reflect my interactions with the world – the ethereal, and the bewitching. My tendency is to sway to the dark side, whilst loving the light. My inspirations come from music - from electronic to industrial right through to jazz; as well as from folklore, ancient magic and a dark nature aesthetic.
My multimedia work enables me to create unique pieces of art, taking my photography to another level using hand & digitally painted elements, encaustic wax and other mediums to create the finished piece.
My degree is in Archaeology. Studying this subject has given me a solid background to explore themes of ritual and our changing landscapes. My studies also increased my awareness of bias in historical writing and the way past cultures are written about through our own lens on the world - unconscious bias. I think this comes through in my writing and in my art. You can view some of my articles on the links below.
I have lived on a narrow boat for thirteen years. I love this way of life, we are so much closer to nature, and it suits my itchy feet and free spirit.
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The image below was the regional winner for the Beauty of Britain photography competition in 2016
Through The Lens Award 2016:
Published Photography & Articles: