It’s My Shout – I am One

During my first year of university, we had a lecture by Stills Photographer Giles Keyte, he was such a stimulating and energetic speaker that he inspired me to at least experience Unit Stills Photography. Since graduation in 2018 I have been banging and kicking doors, sending emails and phoning contacts for an opportunity to generate a set of Unit Stills Photographs. Finally, my hard work and tenacity came to fruition; I gained the opportunity to photograph on two BBC productions.Read more

African Textile Workshop

I was invited to attend the African Textile workshop to further my research into diaspora. The workshop, which was organised by Funmi, Uzo, Jo and Maureen was funded by the Arts Council Wales as part of Black History Wales 365 Workshop. It was hosted by Funmi, a Nigerian national, and was held in the Swansea Grand Theatre. When I arrived, there was an on-going Zoom presentation by Chuks Ukabuilu from Nigeria who was passionately describing the significance and special meaningsRead more

What Makes a Home?

  I was invited by the Volcano Theatre Company to photo-document a fascinating project involving Coastal Housing (Swansea) tenants who were teamed-up with artists to interpret What Makes a Home? for the participants. The venue was a vast corner plot, glazed-fronted store on the corner of College Street and High Street in Swansea (figs#1 & 2). The brief for the artists was to interpret their respective participant’s idea of What Makes a Home for them, into the physical area allotted toRead more

Fluellen Theatre Company, Swansea

Continuing my quest to gain some photo skills in the film and theatre industry I contacted the Fluellen Theatre Company director to request an opportunity to photo-document a dress rehearsal. The performance was based on the Dylan Thomas’‘A child’s Christmas in Wales’. The whole evening was an amazing experience; the entire troupe was so professional and committed to the performances, and yet it was evident how much they were enjoying themselves. I tried to stay professional and detached, concentrating onRead more

Swansea High Street

It’s been on my mind for a few years to create an Flâneur on Swansea’s High street. I wanted to record the amazing architecture that is only just hanging-on and to photo-document the rapid change to the shop fronts as the sad, neglected heritage buildings are torn down to build something new and transient. (fig.#1) My friend Sarah-Jane was holding her MA exhibition at 211 High Street, so it seemed appropriate to combine a visit to her show with myRead more

Dead Paper

  Dead Paper At last I managed to visit the Creative Bubble gallery in Swansea to see the Dead Paper exhibition curated by Mandy Lane. It took my poor old SatNav a while to fathom the one way system in Swansea but it was well worth circumnavigating the city a few times to find the gallery. I’m glad I made the effort to find the gallery which exhibited a collection of art by eight woman including Mandy. The booklet accompanyingRead more