A big thank you to all the wonderful teams I had the pleasure of working with in the extraordinary year that was 2020. I know 2021 is already proving to be a challenge, but you can’t dampen the creative spirit and I believe passion and positivity will help see us through.
Wishing you a healthy, happy, and truly inspirational new year.
Picture montage from my 2020 #bestnine on Instagram :
Behind the scenes from my first post-lockdown photoshoot, portrait by Gemma Gravett
I received GOLD for my series on Ocean Plastics at #aopawards2020
I am completely honored, and more than excited, to be the featured artist of the current Photo London magazine. Previous artists include Sarah Moon, Dennis Hopper and Stephen Shore, all of whom are personal photography heroes.
The magazine includes an interview, a curated selection of works, and a behind the scenes video from a photo shoot with Bananarama. You can view and download the complete issue here.
I created these images, part of a larger series, to highlight the overwhelming quantities of discarded plastics that are polluting and choking our oceans. I hope exposure surrounding the AOP awards will help highlight the issue, and I am pleased to see there is already coverage on the BBC website and in today’s Guardian.
Meanwhile my thanks to Art Buyer & Creative Producer Kathy Howes who judged the Still Life & Object category and chose my series, and Creative Director Geoff Waring for encouraging me to explore my ideas in still life. As photographers we generally and naturally fall into shooting a particular genre. I am known for photographing people and therefore feel a greater achievement to have my work appreciated across genres.
On a final note, apparently I am the first woman to be a two times recipient of an AOP gold, which makes me extra proud.