Friday, 21 October 2011

Millennium Images

Two of my photographs has been added to the Millennium Images Graduate 2011 Gallery.  Millennium Images saw my work during the exhibition of the South West Graduate Photography Prize 2011 and I am very pleased that they have chosen two of my photographs to be included in their gallery.

Friday, 23 September 2011

Invitation for the South West Graduate Photography Prize 2011

Come along for the opening of the exhibition of the South West Graduate Photography Prize 2011. The exhibition will showcase the work of the six short listed graduates Luke Archer, Emma Walker, Rugile Zukaite, Fabio Blaser, Luise Little and myself.

The Create Place
21 Old Ford Road
E2 9PJ

The exhibition will open on the 7th of October at 5pm and will stay open on the 8th and 9th of October 10am-4pm.

Looking forward seeing you there.

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Guardian Student Media Awards and the South West Graduate Photography Prize

I just have got the amazing news that I have been short listed for the "Photographer of the Year" in the Guardian Student Media Awards 2011. The winners will be announced on a formal ceremony on the 26th of November.

I also have been chosen to be one of the six graduates who will represent the South West Graduate Photography Prize this year. We will have a group exhibition at Create Place in London during October and the overall winner will be announced there.

Looking forward to an exciting Autumn.

Friday, 19 August 2011

My Book has been nominated

My book "Sisters of Sclerder" has been nominated for the "Photography Book Now People's Choice Award" in the Student Category . You can view and vote for me by using the following link it only takes a few second:

Thank you!

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Sisters of Sclerder

"Sisters of Sclerder" is a photography project bringing together my long- term interest in every day life and spirituality. During this project I worked closely with the Sisters of a Carmelite Monastery in Cornwall. The Carmelite order is one of the oldest and strictest among the female contemplative orders. Sclerder Abbey is an enclosed monastery where outsiders are allowed only on rare occasions. Apart from the two recreation times the sisters spend their day in prayer and working in silence, only talking when it is necessary.

My work explores monastic life as an alternative way of living at the beginning of the 21st century in Britain. As our contemporary society is driven by materialism and is ever more homogenised, it is increasingly challenging to find alternative, more spiritual lifestyles. The Nuns take vows of obedience, poverty and chastity and dedicate their life to live in unity with God and to pray for the world. As a community their simple but strict lifestyle allows them to seek harmony and happiness.

As a photographer I was aiming to be non judgmental and my project reflects my personal view of how I saw the Sisters and their life during my visits.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Another Good News

This photograph from my latest work is been selected in for the Photo 8 Summer Show in Host Gallery.

"This highly-esteemed annual open photography competition promises to be the biggest and most successful yet. Last year attracting over 2000 entries from 40 countries, this award has grown to become an established event recognised for showcasing and supporting dynamic new work from emerging and established contemporary photographers.

I am really really happy about this.

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Clifton Hill Costumes and Textiles, In Memoriam Gill Hodder

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

We Are Pleased to Announce...

Bedminster is going to London as it is one of the finalists works for the Student Street Photography Award.

The work will be exhibited in a group show in the Orange Dot Gallery during the London Street Photography Festival from the 7-17 July 2011 (private view 6th June)

The overall winner will be voted by the visitors during the exhibition...

Thursday, 31 March 2011

My Latest Adventure in Bedmo

Bedminster Parade definitely has seen better days, industry having once brought prosperity to the area. Today its main feature is the Asda supermarket and it has not seen further major development in recent years. The characters and the features of this high street had fascinated me every time I shopped at Asda. After a while I couldn’t resist taking my camera with me for my shopping trips and recently I found myself skipping the shopping bit entirely and just hanging around with only a camera in hand. These images are from my ongoing project introducing Bedminster Parade and its people.