I’ve been taking photographs since I was a teenager starting with a Boots 35mm point and click. I have worked backwards compared to most and not going to university until I was much older I find was a positive move, I worked in fashion, media and music and those mediums have helped pave the way for my photographic journey.
Where do I fit in this world as a female photographer?
I would define myself as a person of ‘Social Interest’. Social Interest was a term coined by Alfred Alder in the 1900s and relates to a person’s kinship with other living beings and a sense of belonging in the human community.
I want to further develop my portfolio of work, working in documentary and editorial photography with social and political themes, particularly female issues; women and the paths we take, the lives we lead, is of particular interest. I am also drawn to the landscape we inhabit and it’s character, the edge lands and lost pathways metaphorically and physically.
I have empathy and genuine interest in the stories I want to tell and share - I want to share my experiences of people and place and history, I want to enlighten and educate with my work.
‘Photography for me is not looking, it’s feeling. If you can’t feel what you’re looking at, then you’re never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures’
(Don McCullin, ‘Sleeping With Ghosts: A Life’s Work in Photography’)