I am currently employed at UCLAN as a photography technician for foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate photography courses. Specialising in the darkroom and analogue processes.
Previously to this I lectured in art and design, photography, media production and studies in both FE and HE sectors. I currently lecturer part time at a partnership college.
My research interests and practice merges experimental and historical darkroom techniques, interweaving both analogue and digital photographic technologies, equipment and materials.
My practice incorporates working both independently on projects and collaboratively with
print-makers and textile designers and in conjunction with Lancashire Archives and Art Lab Contemporary Printmaking Studios. In particular collaborating with artist and print-maker
Jane Bennett, we combine alternative photography and printmaking techniques to produce outputs for exhibition.
Over the years I have organised, displayed and participated in several regional and national fine art/photography exhibitions and projects. In addition to this I am a member of the Photography Research Group and Redeye Photography Network.
During my leisure time I enjoy visiting galleries, attending film screenings, countryside walks and collecting retro fashion and furniture in particular from the Victorian era, 1920’s, 1950’s, 1960’s and 1970’s.