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Portrait of Britain

I am thrilled to announce that a portrait I made, as part of my year long documentary project about Port Sunlight, has been selected as one of the top 200 photos in the ‘Portrait of Britain’ competition. It will be included in the ‘Portrait of Britain’ book and there’s a chance it might be selected to be on digital displays around the country later in the year.

The photo is one of my favourites from the project that of Valerie knitting in her bedroom. She made knitwear for charities overseas. The Chinese artwork on her wall reminds her of her trips to China and the reproduction of the Pre-Raphaelites ‘Scapegoat’ painting is representative of her ability to take on the troubles of others. “Take me as I am or not at all”, she told me. I spent nearly 3 hours talking with Valerie. Amazing woman. Read More

Lady Lever Art Gallery Redevelopment

Over the period of a year I was commissioned to document the redevelopment of the South End galleries at the Lady Lever Art Gallery in Port Sunlight.

I had a fascinating look behind the scenes at the spaces before they were rebuilt as galleries. I was tasked with recreating some of the original photography to show the contrast between what was there before, now and how it looked upon completion.Read More