PROFILE

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 ten 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 gaining my LDPS and LRPS Distinctions which are recognized standards of achievement throughout the world. I am now keen to progress onto the next level and so I’m currently building up a new set of images to be assessed.

DISTINCTIONS

2017 - Licentiate of the Royal Photographic Society (LRPS)
2016 - Licentiate of the Disabled Photographer’s Society (LDPS)

EDUCATION (PHOTOGRAPHY)

2016 - City & Guilds - Level 3 Certificate in ‘Photo Image Capture & Presentation’ - Distinction (x2).
2015 - City & Guilds - Level 2 Certificate in ‘Photo Image Capture’ - Distinction (x2).
2014 - City & Guilds - Level 1 Award in ‘Photo Image Capture & Manipulation’ - Distinction (x2).

AWARDS

2019
* Highly Commended - Amateur Photographer of the Year 2019 - Round Six - 'Street Life'.
* Highly Commended - Amateur Photographer of the Year 2019 - Round One - 'Mad About Mono'.
* Commended - Amateur Photographer of the Year 2019 - Round One - 'Mad About Mono'.
* Commended - Digital Camera Photographer of the Year 2019 - Round Two - 'Street Seen'.
* Commended - Digital Camera Photographer of the Year 2019 - Round Three - 'Black and White'.
* Commended - Digital Camera Photographer of the Year 2019 - Round Three - 'Smartphone'.
* Commended - Digital Camera Photographer of the Year 2019 - Round Four - 'Wild Landscape'.
* Commended - Digital Camera Photographer of the Year 2019 - Round Six - 'Travel'.
* Commended - Digital Camera Photographer of the Year 2019 - Round Seven - 'Water'.
2018
* Second Place - On1 - 'Fast Food and Street Food'.
* Fourth Place – Amateur Photographer of the Year 2018 – Round Six – ‘Town and Country’.
* Highly Commended - On1 - 'Urbex Photography'.
* Highly Commended - The Disabled Photographer’s Society Exhibition 2018 - ‘Advanced Open Projected’ category.
* Commended – Amateur Photographer of the Year 2018 – Round Six - Town and Country’.
* Commended – Amateur Photographer of the Year 2018 – Round Seven – ‘World in Motion’.
* Commended – Amateur Photographer of the Year 2018 – Round Eight – ‘Travellers Tales’.
* Shortlisted - The Royal Photographic Society - RPS 365 Monthly Competition - ‘Review of the Year 2017’.
* Shortlisted - Fotospeed - #fsprintmonday - 21st May 2018.
* Shortlisted - Wex Photographic - Wex Photographer of the Year 2018 - Week 20.
2017
* Third Place - The Disabled Photographer’s Society - Experienced League Quarterly Competition - ‘Spring 2017’.
* Third Place - Wex Photographic - Wex Photographer of the Year 2017 - Week 19.
* Highly Commended - The Disabled Photographer’s Society Exhibition 2017 - ‘Advanced Open Print’ category.
* Commended - Amateur Photographer of the Year 2017 - Round Three - ‘Hit The Streets’.
* Shortlisted - The Royal Photographic Society - International Photography Exhibition 160 (IPE160).
* Shortlisted - The Royal Photographic Society - RPS 365 Monthly Competition - ‘Review of the Year 2016’.
* Shortlisted - Fotospeed - #fsprintmonday - 9th January 2017.
2016
* Best 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.
2015
* Best 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’.
2014
* Student of the Year - Salford City College - Photography.

EXHIBITIONS (GROUP)

2019
* The Disabled Photographer's Society Exhibition 2018 - The Library of Birmingham, The ICC, Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2EA - 7th February until 12th March 2019.
2017
* The Disabled Photographer’s Society Exhibition 2017 - Calumet Photographic, Drummond Street, London, NW1 2HJ - 4th October until 10th November 2017.
* Visual 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.
2016
* The Disabled Photographers’ Society Exhibition 2016 - Calumet Photographic, 93-103 Drummond St, Kings Cross, London NW1 2HJ - 26th October until 5th 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

2019
* Amateur Photographer Magazine (26th October 2019) - 'Street Life'.
* Practical Photography Magazine (August 2019) - '10 Clicks'.
* Amateur Photographer Magazine (8th June 2019) - 'Mad about Mono'.
* Digital Camera World (13th February 2019) 'Disabled Photographers Society celebrates 50th Anniversary in style'.
2018
* Amateur Photographer Magazine (27th October 2018) - 'Town and Country'.
2017
* Wex Photographic Charity Photo Calendar (2017) - 'November'.
* Royal Photographic Society Digital Imaging Group Magazine (DIGIT 74, Issue 3) - 'The Landscape Group' Advertising Feature.
* Amateur Photographer Magazine (15th July 2017) - 'Hit The Streets'.
* Escapism Magazine (27th January 2017) – 'The winners of the 2016 #WexMondays photo competition have been announced, and these are the cream of the crop.'
2016
* Royal Photographic Society Landscape Group Newsletter (December 2016) - 'Member Images' - Vol.1 No.11.
* 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!'.
2015
* This 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? Snow problem!'.
2014
* Amateur Photographer Magazine (17th May 2014) - 'Reader Spotlight'.

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

* City & Guilds Head Office, 1 Giltspur Street, London, EC1A 9DD.

MEMBERSHIPS

* The Royal Photographic Society
* The Disabled Photographer's Society
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