Elbow Grease Magazine Issue 2 Launch and Exhibtion

Last week saw the launch of issue 2 of Elbow Grease magazine. To celebrate they hosted and exhibition of my photo essay for the magazine. The theme ‘Abandon’ reflected on The Broken Window Theory; the idea that visible signs of crime create an urban environment that encourages further crime. And my work was displayed alongside a sound installation by James Mitchell and a one off flag by Katie Hood.

Massive thanks to Elbow Grease magazine for putting it all together, 16 Tonne for pulling a great print and also to Rough Trade for hosting us and for my celebratory beer.

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Photographique Analog Awards 2018

There are just two days left to get your entries in to the Photographique Analog Awards. The winner will receive a cash prize of £500, and a solo article printed in TEAL magazine. Shortlisted entrants and the winner will take part in a travelling group exhibition.

Proud to be on the judging panel for this great new Bristol award and really looking forward to seeing the entries.

Find out more and submit here

Royal Photographic Exhibition 2018 Shortlist

So pleased that my photo of body positivity and disabled rights activist Imogen Fox has been shortlisted for The Royal Photographic Society 2018 Exhibition. Read Imogen's powerful story for my Body of Women project here. And see the full RPS shortlist here, super pleased to see fellow Bristol photo pals Izzy De Wattripont and Jamie E Murray on there too.

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See my work at this month's Uniqlo TATE Late - Super Flex Community

Super excited that two of my photographs have been selected to be shown at The Tate Modern this Friday 27th October as part of the next Uniqlo Tate Lates.   

My photos will be projected on the walls alongside a selection Reggie Yates's photographs and images from an amazing selection of other photographers. The photographs feature those who have helped the individuals reach their potential, so I thought I'd share my images here and explain why I submitted them to be shown.

Mel for  Birdsong

Mel for Birdsong

I shot this one last year as part of a lookbook for ethical fashion label Birdsong. Sophie and Sarah, founders of Birdsong, have built a brand on two principles which are values I also fiercely advocate; 'No sweatshops, no photoshop'. I was so proud to shoot this series for them and since then they have been brilliant supporters of what I do. See more of the images I shot for them here.

Rupi Kaur  -  Milk and Honey

Rupi Kaur - Milk and Honey

When poet and author Rupi Kaur commissioned me to photograph this series to celebrate the release of her first book Milk and Honey I just knew it was the beginning of something magic. Using her personal experience as the inspiration for her work and sharing her stories of pain and healing, Rupi has built a strong community of followers around her online and in real life and in turn helped others to heal themselves. Working with her inspired me to create work which was more honest and personal and lead to the very beginnings of Body of Women. See the rest of our series of photographs here.

Exhibition in Photographique

I've got some prints up on display in Photographique, Bristol for the month of April. If you are passing by, go check it out. Big thanks to Photographique for all the support and for always being super helpful.

Here are two of my favourites from the exhibition, both are available to buy as 12x8 inch or 15x10 inch prints through my webshop here