Bio

I primarily work with analogue photography, not limiting my work to a particular category or style. I achieved my BA in Photography from the University of the West of England and an MA in Photography and the book from the University of Plymouth, taught by Jem Southam, Liz Wells, Liz Nicol and David Chandler. I have won an IdeasTap Innovators Award for my curation and have been showing work internationally in galleries and publications since 2011.

Statement

The majority of my work is conceptually driven, revolving around personal themes, seeking a sense of belonging, and reflecting on life's transitions. Influenced by the world around me, I often comment on the personal significance of ostensibly mundane circumstances to form a narrative as an observer and occasional participant. My key interests are the female artist, the imagination, landscape, and the juxtaposition of the written word and the photographic image.

I am available for commissions including portraiture, commercial, and editorial. Based in Bristol, England, I am available for work nationally and internationally. All images seen on this website are available for private sale as limited editions. Please send an email with your brief in the first instance.

EXHIBITIONS (FEATURED)

2022

Selfies | RPS Women in Photography | Online

2021
​Kitchen Gallery Exhibition | Round Lemon | Zest Hall,  Birmingham

2021
Seaside: Photographed (group - loan from collection) | Grundy Art Gallery

2021
Seaside: Photographed (group - loan from collection) | Newlyn Gallery & Exchange

2020-21
Seaside: Photographed (group - loan from collection) | John Hansard Gallery

2020
​Struck By Light (online) | Hundred Heroines

2019
Representation on the line IV: (Un)framing our identities (group - RPS 100 Heroines) | C-View, Doncaster

2019
Representation on the line III: (Un)framing our identities (group - RPS 100 Heroines) | HIVE, Blackpool

2019
Seaside: Photographed (group - loan from collection) | Turner Contemporary 

2019
Representation on the Line: (Un)framing our Identities (group - RPS 100 Heroines) | London

2019
​Coralline and Other Things | The Oxmarket Gallery, Chichester

2016
Re-Imagined States | Plymouth

2016
​The Form of Possibility | Plymouth

2016
Pingyao International Photography Festival | China

2016
Portrait Salon | Reminders Photography Stronghold, Tokyo

2015
Portrait Salon | The Embassy Tea Rooms, London

2015
​Accidentally On Purpose Vol.4 | Idle Hands, Manchester

2015
Lu:Nation | Plymouth

2015
MIND | Centrespace Gallery

2014
I want to see how you see | The Grant Bradley Gallery

2014
SELF | The Island

2013
Family Figures | Newcastle

2013
UWE Degree Show | Bristol

2012
One for the Road | Paintworks, Bristol



MONOGRAPHS

Poems and Pictures | 2021

Escape Theory | 2016

Potentiality/Actuality | 2016

Interview | 2015

Two Minus One | 2014

Norma Jean | 2013

The Norma Jean Project | 2013

PUBLICATIONS (FEATURED)

2019

Seaside Photographed | Val Williams & Karen Shepherdson | Thames & Hudson ltd

2016
BKN Magazine | Vol.3
Bedspread Zine | Vol.1

2015
Accidentally On Purpose | Vol.4

2014
Preface | You Can't Get Lost in Berlin | Ross Williams (PDF)

2012
The Cheltonian Magazine

2011
Cotswold Style Magazine
The Cheltonian Magazine

 

 

ONLINE

2019
​Photobook review '001 England/Brussels' | Photograd Blog

2018
​Interview & feature of ALTITUDE, or, Paradise Syndrome | Photograd
Instagram Takeover | UWEphotographyresearch
Interview | Fragmentary
Interview | Miniclick

2017
Stonework | Impressa Magazine
Potentiality/Actuality | Archive Collective Magazine
Photobook review: 'Coalville Photographed' | Photograd Blog
Photobook review: 'Tracing a Line Along a Breath Exhaled' | Photograd Blog
Instagram Takeover | Womeninphoto

2016
Blog | ​Archive Collective
​Instagram Takeover | OfTheLandandUs
Event report 'The Form of Possibility' | Photograd
Plymouth University, MA Photography | Source

2015
Blog | Accidental Zine


 


TALKS

2018
Miniclick | Brighton | 'Escape Theory: Sublime'

2016
Photography Research Group | Plymouth
'Escape Theory: A subjective search for the sublime'

 

 

EDUCATION

Associate Member
Bristol Photography Research Group

2016
MA Photography and the book (Distinction)
University of Plymouth
Dr. Carole Baker, David Chandler, Liz Nicol, Jem Southam, Liz Wells 

2013
BA (Hons) Photography (First class)
University of the West of England
Jim Campbell, Angus Fraser, Dr. Shawn Sobers

2012
FdA Creative Practices: Photography (Distinction)

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