North East Scotland College 2013 - 2016 / HND Photography
Like many people, school was not my thing. Throughout my rather short time at Mackie Academy, I really struggled to find peace with myself. Although I had a few great friends, I felt very alone. Finding the motivation to complete work that didn't interest me did not help this feeling. After much thought, I left school in 2013 and began the path toward my true passion, photography. Since 2009 I was taught by the fabulous Kyle Hamilton and Louise Kerr. What started as photographic lessons every Friday soon turned into a strong friendship and multiple small job opportunities. I would often work as an assistant with Kyle and Louise, helping on shoots and entertaining clients. This gave me a huge boost when it came to my studies, and after three years I was delighted to pass with straight A's throughout. During my three years at NESCOL we did everything from practising with film in the darkroom to perfecting our studio work. These years showed a change in my style and of course a massive boost to my confidence. Now over a year on I am happily travelling the world one step at a time and photographing every bit of it.
For me, photography is the most beautiful and simplistic language. No matter who you are or where you are from, photography makes sense. There is no language barrier. It can be read and seen by everyone. Photography has always been a very important part of my life. I use it to vent my feelings and create them into something new. When things are hard to explain, or I'd rather not explain, photography is my answer. It connects people from all around the world as well as drawing attention to issues we are often hidden from.
AWARDS & PUBLISHED WORK
Runner-up in the BIPP National College Awards
Best Work on the Wall at NESCOL End of Year Exhibition 2016
Published in Australian Publication, Outback Mag in the December/January issue.
Photo essay on Outback Community Marree.
Shortlisted in the Top 100 of the John Byrne Awards 2017
Featured on BuzzFeed November 2017
Published in NinetyFour Mag, October 2018
The Marree Hotel
The Noisy Movement
Wadi Rum the Second Time Tours
WORK WITH ME
Photographers, models, designers, whoever you are and whatever you specialise in please do get in touch! I love working with new like-minded people on fun projects. Whether you want to work together on a collaboration or need some new photos for products send me a wee email and we can discuss what you're after.