born 1986
based in northwest england


 

I studied fashion promotion and spent 2007-2008 assisting an advertising and commercial photographer. During that year I began collaborating with Heather Longton, another young female photographer, on our own style of fashion editorial imagery.

It soon became clear that narrative and a particular aesthetic language were more important in our photographs than selling clothes. Knowing the images that I wanted to create, but unsure of their context in the industry, I decided to take a step back and try to understand why the dreamworld of fashion looks and feels the way it does.

Currently I am interested in developing images that question the nature of femininity, innocence and self identity in contemporary life and visual culture.

Through a conceptual use of styling I want to construct my own stories about 'living the dream'.


 

THE DESIRE MACHINE
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INSPIRATIONS
jg ballard
balthus
hans bellmer
guy bourdin
luis bunuel
sophie calle
angela carter
leonor fini
michel houellebecq
allen jones
harri peccinotti
cindy sherman
lisa yuskavage

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