I am a freelance photographer based in London’s East End.
I work on my own personal projects and also for selected theatre companies. I have been resident photographer for Complicite since 1997 recording the rehearsal process and performance. I have also worked with Clean Break (for ex offenders), Second Wave (a young people’s theatre), The Royal Court, the Almeida, RSC, Unicorn Theatre and for the Whoopee Club which intitiated the revival of burlesque in 2001. For television Stephen Poliakof‘s ‘Perfect Strangers’ and ‘The Lost Prince’.
Since 2000 I have been facilitating photography workshops for elders, young people, teenage mums and the homeless with Four Corners Film and Photography, All Change, Photoworks and Blackfriars Settlement, also Theatre Nomad in the UK and South Africa.
Over the last three years I have been a contributing photographer on the Spitalfields Life blog,
and continue to be inspired by living and working in the Tower Hamlets, Hackney and Islington areas. My own projects include Arsenal football supporters, working women in Hackney, Smithfield Market, Spitalfields, Shoreditch at night and strip pubs in the East End. I have been working on a project of making portraits of people in their wardrobes for several years. Wardrobes are strange places, creating evocative memories, redolent of dreams, secrets and desires.
Many of these projects have been exhibited and published in various publications both at home and abroad.
I have collaborated on several books including ‘Complicite Rehearsal Notes’ (2010) a book that illustrates the unique working methods of this company, and ‘Baby Oil and Ice’ (2002) which records the demise of strip pubs in the east end.
2012 Indian Photographers, Rabley Drawing Centre, Wiltshire
2010 Group show, Four Corners, London
2008 Pimlico People, Westminster Library, London
2005 Nocturne Rabley, Drawing Centre, Wiltshire
2002 Woza Mama, Indo Bar, London
2002 Baby Oil and Ice, All Action Gallery, London
2001 Woza Mama, South Africa and London
1999 Spitalfields Clerks House, London
1999 Through a Lens Darkly: Shoreditch at Night, Clerks House, London
1997 Arsenal Football Supporters, Islington Museum, London
1994 The Games People Play, Kingston Museum, Kingston
1993 Hackney’s Working Women, Hackney Museum, London
1991 The Best Days of Your Life, Hackney Museum, London
1990 Faces of Hackney, Hackney Museum, London
1989 Musicians at the Almeida Music Festival, Almeida Theatre, London
1982 Vision and Prophecy, Arnolfini, Bristol
1980 Waking up, Arnolfini, Bristol