I am a documentary photographer working to examine social and cultural structures both locally and globally. In the North East of England I have focused on industrial history and the changing social structure impacted by the loss of industry, as seen through changes in social housing and land use.
My photography has been widely exhibited, and has been awarded many international awards. I have recently completed a commission for Side Gallery for which I created a series of vignettes telling stories of life within the Bangladeshi community in Sunderland*.
Other on-going projects include: Shadow Boxing, exploring unlicensed and bare knuckle boxing in England, and Americaland which looks at the American landscape, the American dream, and the transient communities displaced by both war and the recent economic downturn.
I have also created a substantial portfolio of international work exploring the communal nature of the developing world focusing on how religion is practiced, trade is created and life takes place on the street.
My practice varies in form from traditional black and white to more formal considered colour images, all examining people and place.
Clients include; James Bay, Vice, FT Magazine, NME, The Big Issue, Open Skies Magazine, Boxing News and Boxing Monthly (C.V. available on request).
I am also available for commissions, editorial and commercial work, workshops and private tuition.
*We Are All Brothers Here: Stories from the Bangladeshi Community is available for exhibition. Details upon request.
**Retraced: St Cuthbert's Final Journey (recently been commissioned by Durham University and The Lindisfarne Gospels Festival) toured extensively during 2014/15. You can find details and follow the blog at www.stcuthbertsfinaljourney.com - Book available on request.