PORTFOLIO

Reflecting on the relationship between authenticty, belonging, society, influence & power.

PERSONAL PROJECTS REFLECTING ON IDENTITY, THE FEMALE GAZE AND MOTHERHOOD

My work seeks to explore the ever-shifting and fluid boundaries between who we feel we are in any one moment and the parts of ourselves we conceal or change in order to feel both a sense of belonging and safety.

2023

2023

2022

2022

ARTIST BIO

I am a UK-based photographer based in Surrey. Alongside photography commissioned by clients, my personal work examines how society, influence and power interact with identity, authenticity and a sense of belonging.

My work in part seeks to explore the ever-shifting and fluid boundaries between who we feel we are in any one moment and the parts of ourselves we conceal or change in order to feel both a sense of belonging and safety.

The aesthetics of my work often present as a sort of facade or mask too. They pretend to masquerade and echo what we would expect to see in magazines, social media or old family film footage. However, on closer inspection, under the surface, there is something else, a subversion of what we see as “normal”. A challenge to see the surface value things differently.

PERSONAL PROJECTS REFLECTING ON IDENTITY, THE FEMALE GAZE AND MOTHERHOOD

My work seeks to explore the ever-shifting and fluid boundaries between who we feel we are in any one moment and the parts of ourselves we conceal or change in order to feel both a sense of belonging and safety.

2022

2021

2021

2021

All the little ways, written and unspoken

that we silently alter who we are.

My work responds to the confusions and contradictions of life, turning them into free-flowing, evolving ideas and conversations that can perhaps enhance our understanding of ourselves and each other.

Creativity can help to synthesis ideas and lead to a better understand of feelings, embodied knowing and wisdom. It is a method of exploring my own truth, bringing it into the light so I can see it more clearly.

Everyone perceives things differently, even if only slightly. When creative work is shared, what the viewer reflects back in their response will perhaps contain something we haven't seen about our own experience. A new insight, a different view, an expansion of our picture of reality. Art becomes a form of discovery; a relationship and a conversation that can awaken a thought, idea or emotional response in the viewer.

It is a way that we can reach out from the illusion of separation and reaffirm our essential connections with one another.

The sharing aspect of creative expression, enriches us in a different way than the actual creation. Creating this work has changed me and my perspectives and I expect it shall change me again when it is shared.