I originally studied History and Anthropology before doing a Masters in Photography at the Royal College of Art, graduating in 2008, and winning the Photographers’ Gallery RCA Prize for my final show.
History nurtured my interest in seeking out layers of narrative, and through an examination of details trying to understand a particular scenario. Anthropology has a tradition of participant observation in the field of study, and embedding oneself in a culture, watching and thinking offers many parallels for a photographer. My practice is inspired by the history and possibilities of photographic language, and thus my work has become an ongoing experiment in the different strategies available to the photographer to allude to meaning, understanding and experience. Underlying all this is an interest in people, and the unfolding narrative of people in a particular time and space. These interests provide my motivations for taking photographs.
I spend my time between London and Copenhagen. Solo shows include ‘Everything Together,’ at Exhibit, London, 2010, and group shows, ‘At Home,’ LoBe in Berlin, ‘From my tongue the sea is visible,’ Round the Corner in Lisbon, ‘Mirror Mirror,’ Jerwood Gallery, and ‘Survey,’ at Standpoint Gallery in London. I am an Associate Lecturer at Camberwell College of Art and a visiting tutor at Copenhagen School of Film and Foto.