UK’s largest accounting body, the ICAEW, asked me to make portraits of 30+ ICAEW members and to document a large diversity and inclusion workshop at Bishopsgate Insitute, London. The images were used across their website and a on a D&I social media campaign. My assistant and I found a spot out of the way to set up for the portraits and the reportage photography of the workshop I used a silent camera as there was also a full film production company working alongside.
I’m really happy to announce my pandemic story, A Winters Swim, are in a solo exhibition at The Seafront Gallery, Worthing and has now officially launched! Kindly sponsored by MPB, the worlds largest online retailer of used photography gear, it comprises of 19 photographic prints across 5 plinths which stand on the beach adjacent to Worthing’s promenade. To celebrate the launch, subjects from the portraits were invited for a swim at high tide besides the gallery, along with mental health charity, West Sussex Mind to promote the benefits of getting out into the water, in what has been a very challenging year for many. It will be in place for 6 months (Till November 2021) Thank you to Worthing Borough Council, MPB and all the lovely brave swimmers!
A recent portrait I’m really happy with of farmer and teacher, Flavian Obiero, at Plumpton College for the NFU (National Farmers’ Union) Despite the shoot happening in April, it was snowing - I achieved this frame when Flavian was returning the piglet to his mother in the barn. For a story about diversity in the farming industry.
I was very happy to see my 2020/21 project of members of the public enjoying their once-a-day right of excercise in the South Downs National Park during these rolling national lockdowns featured over five pages in the Guardian Weekend Magazine. It paired with a great essay by Canadian writer, Monica Heisey about the obsession of walking in Britain. Massive thanks to Kate Edwards at the Guardian for running it!
This winter I have been shooting the world of the all-year-round swimmers along the South Coast. A hardy bunch and their numbers have increased dramatically due to Covid shutting down local swimming pools. I am really happy to have the piece published over four pages as a photography special in the Sunday Times Magazine, see the layout below.