Photography is my way of reclaiming my personal space and individuality, following a long career in nursing and supporting a creative family. It gives me a sense of my own creative purpose and independence. For the last 10 years I have been building on my experience and gaining confidence. My work is quire varied, I don’t like being defined by a ‘genre’, it all depends on the opportunities that arise for me.
I’m particularly interested in night and street photography; I like experimenting with long exposures, to create ghost-like images of people, as it their ‘aura’ imprint has been left behind. Living in London there is a huge opportunity to discover unusual architecture and secret locations. I like to capture those unseen abstract angles, as well as the more traditional ones.
As a huge lover of live music, I have recently developed my work as a music photographer, which frequently gets me into tight, sweaty, noisy environments and is technically very challenging. My son is a musician, so I get access to sound checks and ‘behind the scenes’ at venues, which are often architecturally interesting in themselves. I am also a volunteer house photographer at ‘Daylight Music’ – a lunchtime music session at Union Chapel, one of the most iconic venues in London.
I’m always looking for the next opportunity to capture something different and travel whenever possible.
– ‘London in Motion’ – The Photomonth Assignment 2010 – (The London Street Photography Festival).
– Won the ‘SurpriseStPaul’s’ photography competition (St Paul’s Cathedral) – 2015
– Shortlisted in the Architecture category for – ‘Women Behind the Lens’ competition by Picfair in assoc with the Guardian newspaper – Dec 2017
– Shortlisted in the ‘Amateur’ category for the Event Photography Awards- 2018.