I am a storyteller with a background in psychology, motion pictures and photography and have a keen interest in sociology. I originally trained as a filmmaker although the main outlets of my creative expression are through the lens of still photography and the written word.

I'm fascinated with language, learning new ones, and our abilities to connect and (mis)communicate in all of them. I'm especially interested in examining how we process and interpret images and how we seek to understand and alter our reality. My personal work focuses on identity in society and how society influences identity, with a focus on gender-related aspects. My commercial work focuses on people and travel. I am a self confessed motorcycle addict.

In August 2016 my first book An Equal Difference was published.  I guest lecture in photography and film and speak internationally about my work. You can read some of my writing herehere or there.

Interview in Olympus Magazine (English)

Interview in Vikan Magazine (Icelandic)

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 | 

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