I am a freelance photographer based in London’s East End.
Since the 1980’s I have worked with numerous theatre companies including Complicite, Clean Break, Second Wave, the Almeida Music Festivals, the Royal Court and other fringe theatre companies. and for the Whoopee Club which intitiated the revival of burlesque in 2001. My television work includes Stephen Poliakof ‘s For Perfect Strangers and The Lost Prince – both as production photographer and creating images that become an integral part of the film.
Since 2000 I have also facilitated on community photography projects for elders, young people, teenage mums and the homeless with, All Change, Photoworks, Blackfriars Settlement and Four Corners Film and Photography where we are exploring analogue photography. I also worked with Theatre Nomad in the UK and in South Africa to collaborate and explore ways of people telling their stories.
My personal work continues to be inspired by living and working in the Tower Hamlets, Hackney and Islington areas, and includes Arsenal football supporters, working women in Hackney, Smithfield Market, Spitalfields, Shoreditch at night and strip pubs in the East End. Most of these projects have been exhibited and published in various publications both at home and abroad.
Over the last ten years I have been a contributing photographer on the Spitalfields Life blog.
In 1991 I was commissioned by Hackney Musem, London to photograph working women in Hackney and this has been an on going personal project since then. I will be starting a new commission with Oxford House on working women in the Bethnal Green area later this year.
I have collaborated on several books including ‘Complicite Rehearsal Notes’ (2010) a book that illustrates the unique working methods of this company, and ‘Baby Oil and Ice’ (2002) which records the demise of strip pubs in the east end.
Over the last few years I have been curating exhibitions with Alternative Arts for ‘Women’s History Month’ and ‘Black History Month’. Also for The Gate Darkroom in Woolwich.
|2022||Lost Negatives||The Prince – London|
|2022||Women’s History Month||Alternative Arts|
|2021||Womens History Month||Alternative Arts – on Line|
|2020||We Stand Together||Brady Centre, Hanbury St, London|
|2018||Oxford Printmakers||Printmakers Co-op Oxford|
|2018||Women of the East End at Work||Brady Centre, Hanbury St, London|
|2018||Sheroes Lon-art||Ugly Duck, Bermondsey, London|
|2017||Unsafe House||Safehouse Peckham, London|
|2015||Festival of the Unconscious||Freud Museum, London|
|2014||Indian Photographers||Mario’s Café. London|
|2008||Pimlico People||Westminster Library, London|
|2005||Nocturne||Rabley Drawing Centre, Wiltshire|
|2002||Woza Mama||Indo Bar, London|
|2002||Baby Oil and Ice||All Action Gallery, London|
|2001||Woza Mama||South Africa and London|
|1999||Spitalfields A last Lingering Look||Clerks House, London|
|1999||Through a Lens Darkly Shoreditch at Night||Clerks House, London|
|1997||Arsenal Football Supporters||Islington Museum, London|
|1994||The Games People Play||Kingston Museum, Kingston|
|1993||Hackney’s Working Women||Hackney Museum, London|
|1991||The Best Days of Your Life||Hackney Museum, London|
|1990||Faces of Hackney||Hackney Museum, London|
|1989||Musicians at the Almeida Music Festival||Almeida Theatre, London|
|1982||Vision and Prophecy||Arnolfini, Bristol|
|1980||Waking up||Arnolfini, Bristol|
|2022||Women’s History Month||Alternative Arts – London|
|2021||Black History Month||Alternative Arts – London|
|2021||Women’s History Month||Alternative Arts – London|
|2019||Gate Darkroom||New Cross London|