"I was born in Marston Green, a suburb of Birmingham.
I was raised by
my mom, who worked as a manageress in a hotel,
and when I was a kid
frequently took me to work with her.
She was a very bright woman who
fostered an interest in the arts in me."
"From an early age I can remember being fascinated
watching the ebb and flow of humanity around me, and used to make up
little stories about the people who passed by.
I live near Hall Green, a suburb on the other side of the city,
partner who is a musician, and the occasional visiting cat."
me, photography like poetry, its about suggestion and the tension
between reality and fiction - something that is never entirely resolved.
It doesn't give itself over to words and it is not quite definable.
My interest in photography stems from both a desire to understand and connect with the people and places around me.
Each click of the camera is a new adventure, an opportunity to discover something meaningful, in ordinary, day to day life."
"What draws me to each subject isn't necessarily something that
can define, in that I don't know what I am looking for until I find it. The majority of portraits that I've made are records of random encounters."
"It is unusual for me to photography people that I
These fragmentary records of a meeting become something creative, a
mixture of the nature of the real world and subjective act of
photographing, that aims to encompass an emotional resonance which the
viewer can relate to by bringing their own experiences into their
interpretation of the work.
We create patterns with life in order that
we can express it as narrative.
In the photograph, narrative is always
something which is implied, a tiny fragment of life that is a subjective
response to the complexity of the world."
"In the last line of the poem, "I Remember, I Remember" Philip Larkin
"Nothing, like something, happens anywhere."
This idea of the
"nothing" that happens anywhere is one of the major themes in the pictures
here, which are taken from the series "Subtopia."
Set in the suburban
heartland of the English Midlands, where I live, it is a mediation on
place, identity, community, the cultural idea of the contemporary
suburbs whilst at the same time drawing upon my own memories and
"I’m inspired by the next
picture, curiosity and the next encounter,
the next adventure with the
who, what and why of people’s lives."
"The eye traffics in feelings, not thoughts" - Walker Evans
"I was raised in the wilderness in
northern British Columbia
where I was taught to be strong like the men.
My favourite colour is mustard yellow. I
have a ring obsession, I love playing card
games, going canoeing, fishing, and thrift shopping, there's nothing like finding that perfect gem!"
"What draws me to each person is their flaws,
it's what makes people unique and beautiful."
get attached very easily so growing up I used to take photos of all my
old things as a way of letting them go. Photography is my therapy. I
need it. It's my release, a form of self expression."
constantly inspired by different landscapes, books, music, tiny patches
of light, clothing... inspiration is everywhere.I'm honestly
not sure how to live without taking photos. Photography is my release,