I am a photographer based in London and on the East Coast of the UK where I grew up and to which I return often. I have been fortunate in that I have been able to combine my photographic practice with my life as a doctor. I started photography in 2006 with City and Guilds courses and then did a Diploma in Photographic Studies at LCC which led me to an MA Photographic Studies at Westminster University in 2010. At the time I was still working as an NHS GP and also as a GP Mentor in Nepal, teaching clinical skills to Nepali health care workers. I have become particularly interested in the genre of the photobook and the potential of photography in that form to express concepts or tell stories through sequencing of collections of images. Since my MA year, I have collaborated with other photographers, writers, book designers and book makers in workshops. These collaborations filter into my personal projects. I have made limited editions of digitally printed photobooks that are hand bound as well as one-off home printed and hand bound books often using Japanese paper and binding methods.
My first published photobook ‘Here is all I want to be’ was launched alongside a solo show of my work in the Aldeburgh Gallery and is an elegiac collection of Suffolk landscapes interwoven with a poetic text. It was shortlisted for the Encontras da Imagem ‘First Photobook Award’ and exhibited in Braga, Portugal at the photo-festival in 2017. It was also well reviewed at the Unseen Photo festival in Amsterdam in 2017 and a copy is included in the Martin Parr Photobook collection which is now held in the Tate Modern archive.
My second book ‘A Restless Land’, published in 2021 was shortlisted for The Charcoal Book Publishing Prize from which I was selected to take part in the highly regarded Chico Review process with industry professionals over an intense 2 weeks.
'A Restless Land' encapsulates the unease and the restlessness during the time of the first Lockdown. Both books are based on imagery from Suffolk but tell very different stories.
Previously in 2012, I made ‘Fin del Mundo’, a book which was about fragility of the environment and conveyed a metaphorical comment on the human condition. The work was made on Deception Island in Antarctica during the time I spent working as Ship's Doctor aboard Plancius. It was selected by ‘Archivo’, the Portuguese photographic platform following an Open Call Submission and exhibited on their web gallery.
2018 I was one of eleven shortlisted artists from Open Call for a commission by Photoworks to produce work for ‘Connect’, The Public Art programme for the 3 Ts redevelopment of The Royal Sussex County Hospital.
2019-20 Selected by Photofusion in London to participate in LCN (London Creative Network) programme.
2022 Solo show of a project called 'Breathe' at The Ballroom Arts Gallery.