I incorporate found, everyday objects in my work to create extraordinary, often absurd portraits, landscapes and still lives. I create props, characters and scenarios in the studio and outdoors, usually working with people I know. This performative process of staging and engaging with the subjects, objects and materials I select is crucial to how each series of works develop.
All of my work attempts to capture a transformative moment for the subject or object. I am interested in the surreal, un-spectacular, fleeting, in-between moments, in shifting states and how we deal with the inevitable. I am interested in exploring our individual lived experience and at what points we connect with each other and our environment.
- 2021 Photoworks+ The Graduate Issue student selection
- 2021 Vice X Photobook store student selection
- 2011 Source Photographic Review Student Selection
- 2011 AOP Student awards, Judges Choice Award
- 2012 The Photographers Gallery, Fresh Faced and Wild Eyed Mentorship Award
Keywords: grief, loss, trauma, lipstick, mother, memorilisation, art therapy, phototherapy, memorial, art as catalogue, grief theory, still life