ARTIST'S STATEMENT //
Central to my photography practice are people and environments - people in nature, people in the city and often people near the sea. My ambition for my work has always been to document, in a candid style, the magic that reveals itself in the everyday interactions of the two. Characterful subjects are always central to the images and a sense of the space that they occupy. I strive for simplicity in terms of composition and colour palette. I look for the seemingly random moments in the streets and beyond, capturing them, suggesting a story; but ultimately leaving it to the viewer to create their own narrative. I avoid heavily manipulating the image, preferring a filmic documentary style, with a sense of scale in the cinematic framing and flashes of vivid colour if the scene dictates it. I limit my lens choice to 35mm and shoot on digital, with recent forays into analogue film. I am currently studying for an MA in Socially Engaged Photography at University of Salford and working with communities to help them express themselves and examine their place in the world through photography.