The Long & The Short of it
The Long Bit
I live in Derbyshire on the edge of the Peak District in a house that used to be many other things before it became our home including a bakers store, a furniture workshop and a wardens office during the second world war.
Now the red brick walls provide myself and
my partner, Martyn, a quirky but lovable dwelling. We spend our time taking pictures, making music, crafting and tending the veg patch. It’s safe to say we have a maximalist approach when it comes to house plants and can often be found rifling through the local antique (junk) shop looking for treasure or convincing ourselves that it’s completely necessary to add another record to the collection.
When we’re not at home we are ambling down the paths of the Peak District, taking our time to appreciate the scenery as the seasons roll by.
"Using a camera and light to record a moment that will become a memory.."
The Short Bit
I completed a Degree in Fine Art and Documentary Photography and continued to develop my own style which is heavily influenced by nature, folklore, stories, nostalgia and of course the interaction between the environment and the people I am photographing. I allow my intuition to guide me through photography sessions which helps me capture those beautiful intimate moments that can’t be reproduced in a pose. Using a camera and light to record a moment that will become a memory. My aim is to create a set of images that document the little looks, gestures and nuances that make up the story of a family exactly as they are at that time as it is the little things that are so special and so important to remember.
I am grateful to every family who invites me in to share a chapter from their story and to each couple that trusts me to capture the first day of their adventure. Every family and couple have their own unique character, charm and personality which shines through. I create soulful, honest and meaningful photographs which are inspired by YOUR story.
"Looks, gestures and nuances that make up the story of a family..."