I originally trained as a filmmaker and later a photographer. The main outlets of my creative expression are currently through the lens of still photography and the written word. I have a degree in psychology and maintain a keen interest in sociology.
I'm fascinated with language, learning new ones, and our abilities to connect and (mis)communicate in all of them. I learned my first second language at nineteen and do not believe it is never too late to learn another.
My personal work focuses on people, our identity in society, individually, and how society influences identity, with a recent focus on gender-related aspects. My commercial work spans the genres of portraiture, music, and travel.
I have been a self confessed motorcycle addict since 1994 and have completed a solo round trip journey (in two legs - near winter and late summer) from London to Iceland and back. You can find out more about that here.
In August 2016 my first book An Equal Difference was published. All 165 images and 20,000 words began with one portrait project I completed in 2013 with the assistance of Olympus who I was a Visionary for at the time. You can see more about the book or purchase a limited edition copy here.
After the book's publication, I spent a further two years living in and exploring Iceland before returning to England because, as I put it in the interview below, England makes a better wife, Iceland makes a great lover.
Awards The National Portrait Gallery Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize Shortlist 2018 | The National Portrait Gallery Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize Finalist 2014 | AOP Open October 2011 | Fujifilm Distinction Awards December 2006 | Merit Awards | AOP OPEN Sidelines: Rio Carnaval August 2011, August 2006 Judge’s Choice Award - Surfers | Sidelines: Rio Carnaval -The Observer Hodge Award November 2005 - Highly Commended | Sidelines: Rio Carnaval The IOI International Travel Competition October 2005/July 2006 | Finalist The Workshops Rockport, Maine June 2004 | RIPE Benefactor Scholarship World Press Awards June 2002 | Joop Swart Masterclass Nominee Exhibitions (solo shows marked by *) Galleri Fold* Reykjavik 2019 Landscapes | Olympus Gallery* London December 2018 Henge to Henge | Steypa, Group Show, Hveragerði, Iceland 2017 | Fjallkonan, Icelandic Embassy London February-June 2105* & Truman Brewery Loading Bay Gallery, Olympus September 2013 | Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize 2014 | Sidelines: Rio Carnaval, AOP OPEN October 2011 | Jerusalem Gallery 32, London May 2008 | Selected works in Hackney Urban Development Four Corners Photoforum 2007 | *E8 4PH: Portraits of a Community, Seven Seven Gallery of Contemporary Art, London July 2006 | Surfers, AOP Open London 2006 | Sidelines: Rio Carnaval, The Observer Hodge Award - The Guardian Newsroom London November 2005 | Selected Work , 20th Century Theatre, London October 2004
Clients and Publications Include
AFP (Agence France Presse)
Air Iceland My North
The Evening Standard
The Financial Times
The Pleasance Theatre Trust
The Reykavik Grapevine
The Saatchi Gallery
The Southbank Centre