Conceptual Portraits

Last year I was invited to photograph at a psychiatric hospital that was being prepared for demolition. Much of the equipment had been removed, but I was amazed by the number of contextual pieces that were still present; these indicated to me the residency of the hundreds, if not thousands of patients who had passed through the wards that I had access to, and I felt compelled to attempt to represent those people who had resided in the hospital withRead more

To save an old school

    To save an old school I am a founder member of a group to save the Old Copperworks School in Burry Port from demolition by the Town Council. Our objective is to bring this iconic building back into public use. The Old Copperworks School is one of the last remaining examples of the wonderful Industrial, Maritime & Cultural Heritage buildings of Burry Port. Industrialist George Elkington built the School for his employees’ children in 1855. Our group, ROCSRead more

Art of Caring

Art of Caring I have been advised that all four of my submitted images have been accepted into the  Art of Caring exhibition. The exhibition will be at The Rose Theatre, Kingston, from the 12th-24th May for International Nurses Day 2016. The inspiration for my two sets of images is from research for two University-set assignments. The inspiration for ‘Adam’ was from an amazing photo of Ernest Hemingway by Yousuf Karsh. I felt that Karsh had captured the essence of Hemingway. TheRead more

Adam

Adam Adam is determined not to be overwhelmed or his life dominated by his medical condition. This image captures his resolve to live life to the full, to overcome the physical limitations of Cystic Fibrosis and to face his condition head-on. I am humbled by Adam’s strength of character and resilience. He is such a tough young man who will tackle anything and always come out smiling. His positive personality is an inspiration to us all.Read more

Art of Caring

I’ve submitted a set of images for inclusion in an Art of Caring exhibition for International Nurses Day 2016. The name of my photoset is ‘Thais’. With this set of images I wanted to record and celebrate mankind’s resilience to overcome any adversity. Thais lives in a care home and is bounded by her wheelchair and is restricted by her conditions of Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Despite her predicament she is determined not to be constrained by her circumstances. Whatever life has thrownRead more