About Me

I am a BOM (Birmingham Open Media) fellow, lecturer in photography and a photographic artist, mostly working with archives producing work for a museum and gallery audience. Central to my practice is the idea of the photograph as a two dimensional slice of history and its function in relation to the progression of time.

I am part of Developed in Birmingham, and organisation which seeks to enlighten the public about the early history of Photography in the city.

I specialise in historic and analogue photographic techniques such as pinhole photography, the wet plate collodion process and daguerrotypes. The use of historic photographic techniques in my practice is key in attempting to distort the linear structure of time within my photographs and creating a sense of confusion within the viewer about the age and authenticity of my images.

I am currently investigating the mechanisms behind image making and photography’s relationship with the history of science and industry in Birmingham. In 2017 this was delivered through an exhibition and surrounding series of outreach and education activities titled ‘A White House on Paradise Street.’ The exhibition contained 6 new Daguerreotypes that relate to the first Daguerreotype image made in Birmingham and possibly the UK by George Shaw, of a White House on Paradise Street. There was also a live feed in the gallery, streamed from 5 camera / time machine devices located around the city in order to engage the public with the historic links between Birmingham and Photography.