Photographer based in London, UK.
The images on this site are photographs of pages from my ''sketchbooks''. These are books of small printed photographs that are cut by hand from larger sheets and then mounted into the sketchbooks using photo corners.
The project is made up of intentionally quite disparate looking images, which ask the same question but from different vantage points: what does seeing things with the eyeball have to do with experiencing the world through vision?
Each individual image is a brief exclamation, a kind of vignette of its own despite them all working from within the same subject matter. By attempting to tackle the same philosophical issue over and over again in different ways from the confines of these small printed images, the collection of photographs when seen from afar become a semi-incidental network of ideas and concepts.
They are bound to each other with a kind of strange glue despite their separateness. That glue, and the sense of it continually breaking down, is the ectoplasm for discussion on visual perception.
Before I took up photography in 2012, I was a sculptor using ceramics (2003-12).
I won an Association Of Photographers award in 2014, and the John Kobal New Work Award at the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize in 2016 (where I also got the People's Pick and I was then commissioned by The National Portrait Gallery to produce an image for their Permanent Collection).
I also shoot commercially. Clients (selected): Adidas; The British Museum; Canon; GQ magazine; Ordinary magazine; Wired magazine; Stuff magazine; Virgin; Nationwide; SKY TV; Compare The Market; The National Portrait Gallery. For commercial commissions, I am represented by advertising agent Mark George.
My photographic training is technical and commercial, having worked as a lighting assistant on high end advertising and editorial campaigns for about 30 different photographers.
Models used in some of the images: Lily Wang; Carla Tofano; Harry Alexander; Emma Mills; Alice Panda; Joanna Bird; Jordan James Bridge; Connor Williams; Rebecca Gilhooley; James Barnes; Sanna Kelly.
Two of the images are in collaboration with artist Alex Dipple (with funding from a-n magazine), and ''the dogs are in charge'' is the text/handwriting of friend Chris Bryant.