My work stems from a documentary approach that is intuitive and visceral, led by my fascination with human behaviour, cultural/psychological identity and the contrasts that divide the world through opposing beliefs and traditions. I’m especially interested in capturing what lies below the surface, unnoticed and often ignored.

 

From an early age I was drawing, painting and playing the violin. After a Fine Art Foundation course at Chelsea School of Art and a year of media studies at LCP I became seduced by the magical combination of photography and travel then followed the path as a reportage photographer. Throughout the 1990's I worked as a freelance, travelling extensively through India and Far East as well as working closer to home to produce photo essays for various newspapers and magazines including The Independent Saturday and Sunday magazine supplements. I completed an MA in Design for Interactive Media in 2001. Since then I've been exploring photography and multimedia through digital-photo narrative, video, sound, music and experimenting with traditional and digital processes. In 2009 I co-developed the app Melodala for the iphone and ipad with a friend and together we collaborated to stage the first ipad installation at the Tate Britain, London. I lecture part-time on the BA photography course at Middlesex University and I regularly freelance as an art facilitator for educational organizations and charities working with vulnerable youths. I have three children and I live in Margate with my partner.