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My photographic art practice focuses on themes of memory, time and place. Inspired by author and critic Susan Sontag’s famous statement that ‘all photographs are memento mori…..’ much of my work involves an exploration of this assertion. Photography’s essential paradox – the permanent evidence of the subject allied to its transitory nature in reality – lies at the heart of my engagement with the medium. The power of the photograph to evoke a past memory, a person’s presence or a sense of place is what interests me above all. I work with a mixture of analogue and digital processes, using my family archive, found photographs and text as a source for ideas. These physical objects are combined with my own photographs to make digital collages creating a composite reality, a fusion of now and then, exploring the dynamics and tensions between the past and the present.
I also work with historical photographic and printmaking processes and for the last few years I have been experimenting with salt prints and cyanotypes in the fields of portraiture, landscape and botanical studies.
See my website for full bio and further work, and my Instagram account for regualr daily posts.