I am a Fine Art (Social and Economic) Photographer based in Lincoln whose current interests lie in urban photography and the effects caused by post-industrial regeneration in our cities. In my work I seek to demonstrate how the way we live, work and play is increasingly being compromised through the privatisation of city spaces.
I began my career in retail banking and then moved into local government during the late 1990s/early 2000s working on Private Financial Initiative and Building Schools for the Future projects and obtaining Section 106 funding . Whilst working, I began studying photography with the Open College of the Arts, now part of the University for the Creative Arts, for a BA (Hons) degree in photography, graduating in November 2020.
Using the knowledge gained whilst working in the private and public sectors and further research I became concerned that what was in the developer's marketing/media material was becoming the reality not just an artist's impression.
My current project focuses on the transformation of King's Cross Central into "London's Hottest Postcode N1C", and questions the façade normally presented to us through the developer’s agent’s marketing media/materials. Is this a utopia of perfection and are these spaces being designed and developed for everyone? Is there more to this than meets the eye. These are the thoughts which influence my work.
Since Covid-19 lockdown and social distancing prevented my exhibition taking place during April 2020 in Hull. The world is changing and this may affect how we build, live and work in the future.
Acceptances and Exhibitions
London's Hottest Postcode N1C is now online exhibition 1 June to 30 November 2020.
Wake up to London: London's Hottest Postcode N1C contrasts the reality of the hyperreal text of "King's Cross - a Photographic Essay" (the developer Argent's brochure) with what I discovered during my numerous walks during 2018-9. The Exhibition will be shown in a Hull gallery at a date to be confirmed post-Covid19.
#Connection 2020 Exhibition at Patchings Art Centre Calverton now online as Reconnected Exhibition from 7/8 November 2020
Source Magazine BA 2020
Photograd Online BA 2020
Article for Urban Partners An Outsider's View of Urban Regeneration in King's Cross October 2020