I am a botanical photo-artist born in Kent, ‘The Garden of England’ in 1989. I am now based in London. In 2013, I graduated from the MA Photography course at the University for the Creative Arts with Distinction. I did my BA in Fashion at the University of the West of England, graduating in 2011.
To create my photographs, I employ an improvised technique of ‘camera-less’ photography, using the flatbed scanner as a lens. Using a camera-less technique echoes the traditional methods used for the very first botanical photographs taken in the early part of the 19th century, such as the cyanotype photogram. The lighting effect of the scanner means that very little light enhancement post-production is required in my photographs. I have some control over their composition; which I employ in the way I place the plants on the scanner bed.
In 2020 I decided to go back to University and I am now studying towards a BA(Hons) in Environmental Studies. I have always been passionate about conservation and the natural environment and I hope to combine the knowledge I am gaining in my degree with my photography. My intention in my work is to highlight the details of the botanical world around us, and to hopefully encourage positive action and conservation for the future. I am currently working on my next series which is focussed on the importance of ancient woodland and the flora that they support.
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2021 – present BA(Hons) in Environmental Studies, Open University
2012-2013 Master of Arts in photography (with Distinction), UCA Rochester
2008-2011 BA(Hons) in fashion design, UWE Bristol
Awards & Recognition:
Recipient of Shutter Hub Membership Bursary, 2020
Shortlisted Siena Creative Photography Award, 2020
Silver-gilt Medal RHS Art & Photography Show, 2019
16th – 18th April 2020, RHS London Art & Photography Show, Lindley Hall, London (SHOW POSTPONED)
2019, Now, For The Future (Group Show), Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool
2019, RHS London Art & Photography Show, Lindley Hall, London
2018, Unseen Realities (Group Show), The Art Academy Newington, London