I am a Cambridge based photographer interested in documentary, photojournalism, sport and performance. My documentary work is about community; I am interested in the people and how they connect with their environment. I enjoy straight photojournalism, recording Cambridge in both town and gown. Conversely, I have been known to inject humour and playfulness when making photographs by contriving situations and posing subjects for a specific purpose where narrative demands.
I look for projects that create bodies of work which need to be considered and exhibited collectively. Connecting individual photos to a collection enables telling a more complete story but requires discipline in decision making. For example, sometimes the stronger photo is sacrificed for one that tells a better story. This was certainly the case when photographing the oral history project, Histon Rd: A Community Remembers, a project sponsored by the Cambridge City Council and destined for the Cambridge Archives at the Museum of Cambridge.
My other work is a continuing collaboration with the Cambridge Youth Opera, who I have been photographing since 2017. Performance interests me because its documentary style requires street photography like skills and techniques to create compositions within movement and rapidly changing light conditions.
Finally, I have included my Instagram feed which does not reflect my main work, however, photography is my passion and taking photographs in a variety of situations hones and develops technique. While the vagaries of Instagram can be very annoying, it does present an opportunity to make decisions about which photographs to present, a discipline I find invaluable.
The best way to annoy me is to crop one of my photos . . . while it may improve the photograph, it stops being my complete vision. Don't do it!
I am open to ideas and collaborations and available for commissions.