Death then, life now exhibition.

This gallery contains 12 photos.

Instead of the usual showcase of my own work, in this post I wanted to share with everyone a very important and interesting exhibition currently taking place at Somerset House to commemorate the twenty year anniversary of the Rwandan genocide. … Continue reading

Nostalgia for summer

Summer nostalgia now winter has fully set in.

I miss the light and so does my camera.

Right now looking back on these photos from Greenwich we feel like Sebastian and Aloysius from Brideshead Revisited.

“If it could only be like this always – always summer, always alone, the fruit always ripe and Aloysius in a good temper…”
― Evelyn Waugh, Brideshead Revisited

20131110-114143.jpg

20131110-114131.jpg

20131110-114118.jpg

20131110-114105.jpg

My photographs of the Wiener Library

I’ve photographed two exhibitions at the Wiener Library this summer. The Wiener Library is a wonderful archive for the holocaust and Nazi era. As well as being a great source of material for study around this era, the building in Russel Square also puts on exhibitions for viewing.

I photographed the summer exhibition on ‘Wit’s End: The Satirical Cartoons of Stephen Roth’ in June and later the reading room exhbition on German-Jewish fraternities from 1930.

My photographs were featured on Wiener Library’s social media streams.

ImageImage

See below for more photographs and see here for more information about the Wiener Library.

ImageImageImageImageImage

Hands

This time last year I made a difficult decision to enrol in my local college to take Photography for A-level. I’d always wanted to do this when I did all of my other A-levels but did not have the option at my school. It was a massive risk to do it along with my degree but I am happy to say it worked out and I got a very high A grade.

One of my favourite aspects of the course was my Identity project that allowed me to explore how myself and others see mixed-race people’s identity. It challenged how I felt about being mixed-race and also how I thought others perceived me.

The photos below were the first I took for this project. I felt that hands are often used as symbols of identity (for example unique finger printing) and the very blunt use of black and white paint would allow my subject to express how she thought about being both black and white.

Image

ImageImageImage

Hackney Wicked

Image

ImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

Today I ventured into Hackney Wick properly for the first time for Hackney Wicked Art Festival. Photography often provokes me to explore new places, but I have to confess I am not a great fan of this area and most of the art I saw. Nonetheless, it is a colourful place that comes across well on camera, so I am pleased with the photographs I took. (Which is fortunate as it means it wasn’t a complete waste of time!)

Africa Fashion Week London 2013

Africa Fashion Week London 2013

   Africa Fashion Week is a yearly event that combines three of my greatest interests: Africa, fashion and photography. Always taking place in the East End, the event never disappoints in creating a colourful explosion which is a delight to … Continue reading