My first degree was in Fine Art Painting and I hold a Masters Degree in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography from London College of Communication.

I am an artist who primarily uses photography to explore notions of community, neighbourhood and local identity. In doing so I hope to reflect the effect that infrastructural change, national policy and local activism has on the general ‘health’, capital, assets and resilience of (these) social structures and the populace. My current project is entitled ‘Smoke and Mirrors’ and is concerned with photographing the aftermath and events surrounding the Grenfell Tower disaster of June 14th 2017, which happened a few hundred yards away from where I live. I find myself more and more concerned with exploring complementary ways of making pictures: experimenting with the physical and metaphorical qualities of surface, exploiting analogue materials, ‘alternative’ processes, time-based media and installation. I am an experienced teacher and presenter with over 30 years of practice, teaching across all levels at London College of Communication, Kensington and Chelsea College, The Cuming Museum. I am currently Programme manager for Digital media, Film and Photography at Morley College, London. I have exhibited widely and write for publication in magazine, blog and book form. My writing and photographs have been published in Blueprint Magazine, Design Curial, Unseen Magazine, The Guardian Newspaper, BBC and AP Magazine amongst others. I am interested in exploring fresh ways of presenting photographs: in the gallery, in books and zines, via installation and through the use of sound and text. I work on location and from my studio, based in London.

EDUCATION

MA in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography, London College of Communication, University of the Arts, 2011-2012.

BA (Hons) in Fine Art (Painting), Chelsea College of Art & Design, London Institute 1990-1993

EXHIBITION

‘Holborn Library’ Holborn Library, London, 2017. Group Show

‘Out of Office’ The Morley Gallery, London, 2017. Group Show.

‘Orphans’ – a Photographic installation under the Westway Flyover’ London, 2014. Solo Show

‘Media & Myth: Mass Media and the Vietnam War.’ Hundred Years Gallery, London, 2014. Exhibitor and Speaker

‘The Elephant in Focus – UK Economy’, Cuming Museum, London, 2012

‘Neither Snake Nor Lizard’, London College of Communication, 2011-2012

‘India Travelled’, Inn on the Green Gallery, London, 2010

‘Exemplar’, Hortensia Road Gallery, London, 2009

‘Domesticalia’, Old Street Gallery, London, 2007

‘Peter Stanley and Friends’, Hortensia Road Gallery, London 2007

‘360 Degrees’, The Roundhouse, London, 2001

‘Recent Paintings’, Balcony Bar, Portobello Road, 1998

‘Worth’, St. Pancras Chambers, London, 1998

‘LODE’, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, 1994

‘The Raft’, ICA London, 1994

‘Post-Morality’, Kettles Yard, Cambridge, 1994

‘I Wish…I Wish…’, Cranfield, Milton Keynes, 1991

‘Kensington & Chelsea Open Exhibition’, 1987/88/89

PUBLICATION

Featured in ‘Capital Culture’ Lewis Bush – Essay for Unseen Magazine Issue No. 6

‘Philip Castle – on designing his iconic film posters for Stanley Kubrick’ Design Curial Magazine

‘Airbrushing History’ – An interview with Philip Castle, Blueprint Magazine, Issue 331, November 2013

‘Economy’ – ‘The Elephant and Castle’, Group Photostory Book, Pub: University of the Arts, Mar 2012 PDF HERE

‘The Co-op’, The People & Histories of the West Eleven Housing Co-operative’ Self Published, Dec 2011 PDF HERE

‘Artists Page – ‘Letter’, 200 Limited Edition, Artists Book Year Book, 1995

‘A Man Staring out of the Back of his Head’ an Interview with Artist John Latham,
Artists Book Year Book, 1994