Creative and conceptual photography ideas and resources from my experience and practice. These posts cover everything from self-portriature to nature, behind the scenes on shooting and editing, inspiration, creative challenges and lessons and more.

Embracing the Shadows

These images show a darkness I have fought against. They show the health issues that I’m carrying, the tiredness and the loss. For all those reasons I want to reject them but I can’t because what they also show is the process. We can’t just live in the end result, the healed, the better, the evolved. We have to go through the fire to get there.

Early Morning Macro Photography

The thing about lockdown is that time moves slower. This is both good and bad – it has felt like a long winter (my least favourite season) but I’m also more connected and aware of the subtle changes in nature that signal the coming of spring. After a sleepless night, I crawl out of bed […]

Self Portraits and Body Acceptance

I have never had an easy relationship with my body. I was virtually unaware of it when I was young. I was an active child, brought up in the age when TV was the only screen we had and we watched an hour after school and a movie on the weekends. The rest of my […]

Keeping a Visual Diary

Finding inspiration and maintaining a flow of ideas and creativity is one of the hardest parts of being an artist. I know I, and many other artists, feel like inspiration should be easier to capture – after all we are creative beings, seeing and interpreting the world through whatever creative medium we choose. We see […]

Shooting Black and White Self-Portraits

I’ve always been drawn to black and white photography. There’s something that’s both simple and striking about a monochrome image, especially a portrait, where the absence of colour strips away a layer and allows light and emotion to take centre stage. That said, my own experiments with black and white photography have previously been less […]