Uncle Fester tattoo, Helmsley 2014
My career now spans almost 30 years and has been pretty varied: after graduating with an MA in Photography from the Royal College of Art in 1988, I worked in Magnum’s London office for a time, then on the picture desks of The European and The Telegraph Magazine before moving to France (where I lived from 1991-2002) and freelancing as photographer. Since co-founding Wideyed in 2008, I’ve contributed to the management and production of exhibitions and events, completed commissions, managed community arts projects, run workshops, won awards, and participated in international arts festivals, fairs and residencies.
My very first exhibition was a group show at the Natural History Museum in London in 1986 – the images of mine included were a small set of B+W photos from a student project about nuns, of all things. Since then, the majority of my shows have been commissioned and I have work in the permanent collections of the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum in Middlesbrough, the Bibliothèque Abbé-Grégoire in Blois, France, and Process-Space Arts Foundation in Balchik, Bulgaria.
Some of my more recent stuff can be seen here.