How would you describe your works?
The objective of my most recent work is making mundane and ordinary life appear beautiful, with use of natural light and saturated colour. I am inspired by my surrounding environment and the interaction of people within it. My work reflects a social interaction between the subject and the camera, often presenting an unexpected and vulnerable moment. The aim of my art is to inspire, my desire is for people to have some form of reaction.
Why are you attracted to documentary photography?
Documentary Photography has always been a passion of mine from beginning of the course. I find this is the most interesting way to use photography as it is purely spontaneous, interesting and can sometimes evoke something unexpected. My favourite artists are all based in the genre of Documentary Photography and this is where I found a lot of inspiration throughout my degree.
What can’t you work without when working?
I need something to document, something spontaneous, someone with character or a moment of vulnerability.
The best thing about being an art student is?
The opportunity to grow and mature your art in a stable environment.
What would you change about your course?
What advice would you give to people looking to do a degree in Arts?
Only pursue an art course if you have the passion and determination to work hard and work to a high standard. Be true to yourself and be inspired.
What equipments do you use for your works?
Mainly a 35mm camera, 50mm lens, 24mm lens and a range of films.
How did you choose your university?
I chose Cleveland College of Art and Design because it was very local to me, and at that time I felt it best to stay local. The university has an excellent reputation in the area, which was a deciding factor in choosing to study there.
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