Originally from Birmingham, I studied geology as my first degree. Spending 2 years in Asia kickstarted my travel photography and I documented such areas as China post Tianamen Square, aboriginal refugees on Mt Pinatubo volcano and Tibet, before settling in Prague in the early 1990s after the wall came down. When Bosian refugees from the Yugoslavia conflict started arriving in the Czech Republic I set set up an arts project teaching young regugees how to use a camera, document their lives and ultimately produce an exhibition tour of the work. This set the tone for working as an ‘enabler‘ for artists and
I worked as a curator for redgate gallery in Brixton and in community arts in London. I also work as a radiograpaher doing medical imaging, operating an MRI scanner, moving from mapping the earth to mapping the human body. I am based in Birmingham, UK.
With a geological background, I am inspired by nature, such as desserts, volcanic landscapes and desserts. I am currently intepreting these places through themes of complexity and minimalism. As an artist I try to express the emotional resonance of these extreme and beautiful landscapes
I see the earth as a dynamic whole, a 3 dimensional jigsaw puzzle in time and space, which I try to slice into an image. Humans or animals, nature or the urban; they are all part of a synthetic dynamic whole which forms a pattern. The pictures are rarely photo shopped; often reality can be stranger than fiction.
Please contact me for prices and sales info. Photographs available as limited edition signed prints, in variety of sizes and formats delivered to you anywhere, Also as posters / canvas / acrylic / diptych / triptych / post card, calendar set and more.
In addition to solo shows of my work, I have specialised in educational photography project for people with little access to education or resources.
I worked with Bosnian refugees in the Nyrsko camp in the Czech Republic during the war in 1994. Refugees in the camp were often on the receiving end of a journalist’s lens, so my project set out to teach young refugees to use a camera and document their environment. The resulting pictures were displayed in the exhibition ‘exodus of souls’ which toured the Czech Republic.
In England I continued to work in refugee holding centres, running photography projects at the Thorncliffe hotel centre in London, setting up a mobile dark room, and teaching refuges how to photograph their environment and to learn print their pictures on the spot and keep them.
Between 1999 and 2001 I was curator of Redgate Gallery, an experimental arts and performance space in Brixton, London. During this time I curated over 40 exhibitions of art, photography, sculpture and multimedia.