I have been taking photographs for over 25 years, working with both with digital and analogue, exploring pattern, shape, texture, growth, decay, patina, corrosion; experimenting, finding the meeting points of natural and man-made. I hand-process and make prints in the darkroom and use slower processes such as cyanotype, van Dyck, chlorophyll, anthotype and lumen printing, which allow me to spend longer with each image and slow down the print making process.
In 2009, in partnership with Amy McKenny, I founded CoExist (now TAP) - a not-for-profit, artist-led gallery and studios housed in an old Water Works in Southend-on-sea. I am a director and chair of the project board.
In 2010/11 I co-ordinated Artside, a major contemporary Arts festival launched in Southend High Street, handling the event management, marketing and design including printed and online/social media (see Press coverage).
In addition to these roles and making my own work I also run several photography and darkroom courses. To be informed of future courses and workshops for 2014 please contact me through the above link.
I have a studio in Leigh on sea and will be a contributing artist in the Leigh Art Trail for the second consecutive year in 2014.