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

Our ‘Communities’ Exhibition

    It was a full-on and exhausting day for all of us, but so rewarding and I am delighted to be part of this group; we all helped, encouraged and supported each other. Each of us produced a unique display for our photographs; for example, Anna manufactured a light-box with acetate images of her subjects, a group of actors and Philip created a light-tight, tent-like enclosure to display photos of his role-play characters. We all chose an induvial approachRead 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