Teaching Responsibilities

Lecturer in Photography & Graphic Design

Overview

I have been a practicing photographer for 17 years. Since receiving an M.A the Royal College of Art I have developed my practice in photography by working on commercially initiated commissions. These have been published as illustrative photographs for national and international titles for a variety of publishing houses.

I am currently working on research-based projects that examine the relationships between landscape photography, urban regeneration, psychogeography, the simulacra and surveillance. Much of this practice involves a process of walking as a significant factor in the creation of landscape narratives. My research examines the exchange between the visible field and collected data concerning the topography, geography and memory.

This work has been exhibited in the UK, United States and Europe, and published in a number of national and international journals. I am also a member of the Art Photo Index: Global Index of Art and Documentary Photographers, Axis: Contemporary Art Resource. I am currently represented by Millennium Images and Arcangel.

Recent Publications

Index – Café Royal Books (book)
London Independent Photography Magazine (spring 2013 / 14)
Postcard (book), Laurence King Publishing, UK
Next Level (journal) Edition 2 Volume 1 & Edition 1 Volume 2, UK

Selected exhibitions

(2014) Open, PS Mirabel, Manchester
(2014) ESPY Award, Elysium Gallery, Swansea, Wales
(2013-14) Royal Photographic Society, International Print Exhibition 
(2011) Art Moves, Torun, Poland
(2011) Kodachrome Exhibition, AOP, London, UK
(2009) Instant: A Celebration of Polaroid, Touchstones Gallery, Rochdale, Lancashire, UK
(2006) Fotofest Houston, Museum of Cultural Arts, Houston, Texas USA
(2005) Sublime, Association of Photographers Gallery, London, UK
(2004) Contemporary Artists Centre, North Adams, Massachusetts, USA

 

Selected Commissions

Routledge
Random House
Orion Books
Little Brown and Company
Macmillan Publishers
Hodder and Stoughton
The Independent Newspaper (UK)
Penguin Group
Namara Design
Harper Collins
Form Design
Stylorouge Design
Peter Dyer Associates
Pentagram
Time Warner Books
Bloomsbury Publishing
Faber and Faber

Prizes and awards

(2012) Renaissance Photography Prize (shortlisted)
(2009) SUN Awards – Professional Photographer Awards finalist for Northern England
(2005) International Photography Awards: Fine art category 
(2001) Chris Garnham Award for Photography: Royal College of Art
(2001) Folio Society Illustration Awards: Royal College of Art

Conferences

(2009) Photography & Images of the English North, Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, Yorkshire, UK