Tessa is a photographer based in London and in Suffolk whose work spans the genres of contemporary art and landscape photography. Her first book ‘Here is all I want to be’ is an elegiac collection of Suffolk landscapes 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 Photofestival in Amsterdam and a copy is held in the Martin Parr Photobook collection which is now in the Tate Modern archive.
Tessa has exhibited selected prints from ‘Here is all I want to be’ in editions of 5 at Aldeburgh Gallery and the Darsham Café Gallery in Suffolk. Her work is held in private collections in London, Tokyo and throughout Suffolk.
Since her time on the MA in Photographic Studies at Westminster University she has collaborated with other photographers, writers, book designers and makers in workshops. These collaborations filter into her personal projects. She makes small editions of photobooks or one-off hand printed and hand bound books often using Japanese paper and Japanese binding methods.
In 2012 her book ‘Fin del Mundo’ was published which was about fragility of the environment and the human condition. The work was made on Deception Island in Antarctica during the time she spent working as Ships Doctor aboard Plancius. It was selected by ‘Archivo’, the Portuguese photographic platform following an Open Call Submission and exhibited on their web gallery.
2018 Tessa 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.