"Trigger warning I built a home and smashed it all to pieces"
I use the concept of documentary to create written and photographic journals to maintain stability in wellness. A compulsive positive coping strategy amongst my many visible negative ones. My journey with photography is an autobiographical narrative of daily life coming to terms with mental illness. It takes me through recovery, vices and self-destruction. An unbroken cycle of wellness, to illness and back again. I have built a portfolio of the physical self and the spiritual self. The conscious and the unconscious, using reflective practice as a stable foundation to contain the chaotic content. These photos and journals give me understanding and closure from emotional discomfort. The process is a lifelong technique I have learnt which I will share with others in need.
James Allen • Penney Ellis • Boris Hamilton • Rosie Lennon • Lia Papoui • Jody Powell • Miguel Proença • Kelly Suen •
Arts University Bournemouth
MA Commercial Photography
University of Brighton
London College of Communication
MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography
University of Plymouth
MFA Photographic Arts
Royal College of Art
University of South Wales
MA Documentary Photography