I am a documentary photographer working to examine social and cultural structures both locally and globally. In the North East of England I have focused on industrial history and the changing social structure impacted by the loss of industry, as seen through changes in social housing and land use.
I have just compleated a commission for Side Gallery for which I created a series of vignettes telling stories of life within the Bangladeshi community in Sunderland. Other on-going projects include: Shadow Boxing, looking at unlicensed boxing in England, and Americaland which looks at the American landscape, the American dream, and the transient communities displaced by both war and the recent economic downturn.
I have also created a substantial portfolio of international work exploring the communal nature of the developing world focusing on how religion is practiced, trade is created and life takes place on the street.
My practice varies in form from traditional black and white to more formal considered colour images, all examining people and place.