Biography
Growing up in the Ribble Valley in Lancashire, England, I began to appreciate the beauty of the British countryside at a young age. I also often visited the coast with family for days out and holidays so have many fond memories of being beside the sea. These places are where I now feel inspired to create images, drawing from memories and how these locations have changed since.
After university, I relocated to Manchester and started a family. It was having my first child seven years ago that ignited the passion for photography, beginning with portraits of my daughter. Shortly after the birth of my second child in 2013, I enrolled on an evening photography course, discovered a passion for long exposure monochrome images and have been building this body of work ever since. Determined not to let my limited mobility hold me back, I often research disability friendly places to visit on days when I feel able.
I have won multiple awards for my work, a selection of which are listed below. I have also had my work featured in magazines, blogs and featured image galleries alongside some of the country's best photographers. I would consider the highlights of my photography career so far to be achieving my LDPS Distinction and winning the 'Best Image in the Advanced League' award from The Disabled Photographer's Society 2016 Exhibition in London.
Distinctions
2017Licentiate of the Royal Photographic Society (LRPS)
2016Licentiate of the Disabled Photographer's Society (LDPS)
Awards
2017Shortlisted - The Royal Photographic Society - RPS 365 Monthly Competition - 'Review of the Year 2016'.
Shortlisted - Fotospeed - #fsprintmonday - 9th January 2017.
2016Best Image in the Advanced League - The Disabled Photographer's Society Exhibition 2016.
First Place - The Disabled Photographer's Society Exhibition 2016 - 'Advanced Nature Projected Image' category.
Highly Commended - The Disabled Photographer's Society Exhibition 2016 - 'Advanced Open Projected Image' category.
First Place - Wex Photographic - Wex Photographer of the Year 2016 - Week 41.
First Place - Wex Photographic - Wex Photographer of the Year 2016 - Week 27.
Shortlisted (x7) - Wex Photographic - Wex Photographer of the Year 2016.
Shortlisted - The Royal Photographic Society - RPS 365 Monthly Competition - 'Documentary'.
Shortlisted - The Royal Photographic Society - RPS 365 Monthly Competition - 'On The Street'.
Shortlisted - Fotospeed - #fsprintmonday - 16th May 2016.
2015Best Monochrome Print in Exhibition - The Disabled Photographer's Society Exhibition 2015.
First Place - The Disabled Photographer's Society Exhibition 2015 - 'Preliminary Open Prints' category.
Third Place - The Disabled Photographer's Society Exhibition 2015 - 'Preliminary Open Digital Image' category.
Third Place - The Disabled Photographer's Society Exhibition 2015 - 'Preliminary Prints Nature' category.
Highly Commended - The Disabled Photographer's Society Exhibition 2015 - 'Preliminary Open Prints' category.
Highly Commended - The Disabled Photographer's Society Exhibition 2015 - 'Preliminary Open Digital Image' category.
Highly Commended - The Disabled Photographer's Society Exhibition 2015 - 'Preliminary Prints Nature' category.
First Place - Wex Photographic - Wex Photographer of the Year 2015 - Week 39.
Highly Commended - The Disabled Photographer's Society - Quarterly Competition - 'Winter 2015'.
2014Student of the Year - Salford City College - Photography.
Education
2016City & Guilds - Level 3 Certificate in 'Photo Image Capture & Presentation' - Distinction (x2).
2015City & Guilds - Level 2 Certificate in 'Photo Image Capture' - Distinction (x2).
2014City & Guilds - Level 1 Award in 'Photo Image Capture & Manipulation' - Distinction (x2).
Exhibitions (Group)
2017Visual Art Group (RPS) Exhibition 2017 - Croyden Library, Katherine Street, Croyden CR9 1ET - 18th February until 11th March 2017.
Wex Photographer of the Year 2016 Exhibition - The Gallery at Munro House, Duke Street, Leeds, LS9 8AG - 2nd February until 10th February 2017.
Wex Photographer of the Year 2016 Exhibition - Truman Brewery, Dray Walk, Shoreditch. London E1 6QL - 12th January until 23rd January 2017.
2016The Disabled Photographers' Society Exhibition 2016 - Calumet Photographic, 93-103 Drummond St, Kings Cross, London NW1 2HJ - 26th October until 25th November 2016.
The Disabled Photographers' Society Exhibition 2015 - Calumet Photographic, 93-103 Drummond St, Kings Cross, London NW1 2HJ - 24th February until 25th April 2016.
Wex Photographer of the Year 2015 Exhibition - The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, NR2 1TF - 28th January until 4th February 2016.
Publications
2017Wex Photographic Charity Photo Calendar (2017) - 'November'.
Escapism Magazine (27th January 2017) – 'The winners of the 2016 #WexMondays photo competition have been announced, and these are the cream of the crop.'
2016The Royal Photographic Society Landscape Group Newsletter (December 2016) - 'Member Images' - Vol.1 No.11.
The Royal Photographic Society Landscape Group Newsletter (November 2016) - 'Member Images' - Vol.1 No.10.
Black + White Photography Magazine (June 2016) - 'Smartshots'.
In Focus Magazine (Spring 2016) - 'You can be proud of what you've achieved!'.
2015This Is Wander (20th November 2015) - 'Daily Featured Artist' .
Liverpool Echo Newspaper (12th September 2015) - '33 times Instagram captured New Brighton perfectly'.
Amateur Photographer Magazine (27th June 2015) - 'The Wider Perspective'.
In Focus Magazine (Spring 2015) - 'Winter winners?
2014Amateur Photographer Magazine (17th May 2014) - 'Reader Spotlight'.
Public Collections
City & Guilds Head Office, 1 Giltspur Street, London, EC1A 9DD.
Memberships
The Disabled Photographer's Society.
The Royal Photographic Society.
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