I am a London situation lens based creative. This means I have vast experience and plenty of knowledge in both photography and filmmaking. I shoot photography as my passion mainly working on film with my 5x4 camera capturing portraits and environments. Film-wise I have worked a lot on promos, behind the scenes, live/event work, virals, ads etc I also work as a film projectionist and have dabbled in tour managing!
In 2013 I visited Kampala, Uganda to photograph portraits of practicing witch doctors. Finding out the whereabouts of witch doctors was relatively simple and the participation in witchcraft appeared to be abundantly common across all classes in Kampala life.
Witch doctors are also referred to as traditional/spiritual healers and herbalists catering to many peoples needs. During my visit I learnt many people would visit their local witch doctor to be treated for range of ailments believed to be caused by spirits, curses and witchcraft as well as conditions such as sterility, aids, mental illness and even homosexuality.
By chance the four witch doctors I met with belonged to the same tribe called Basoga, originally from Eastern Uganda. The use of witchcraft in Kampala seems to be more prolific in everyday life then the use of modern/western medicine and as a result this occupation has great monetary value, so much so that three of the four witch doctors I met with travelled their office/shrine in a central slum of Kampala and lived in slums further out of the city maximising clientele and opportunities.'
" ‘Searching for Karachi’ began with me trying to explore the everyday of Karachi, a day to day view on life for a regular Karachiite. I wanted to see what life was like in a city that is presented in the press as a melting pot for religious extremism and potentially the cause of terror attacks worldwide. I had just over two weeks to do this. What I soon learnt is that there were so many different aspects and factions causing chaos in the city that it almost seemed naïve to focus on just one, so I decided to let fate lead me around whilst trying to understand the impact on life at street level. What I ended up with was gun shops, police cells, the poor selling handmade objects for pennies to the middle class, religious centres, political party headquarters and so on. In every one of these images there are a hundred more that could be taken which could give further explanation to these factions that inflict upon everyday life for those in Karachi. The main thing I learnt is that these people in the hustle and bustle of Karachi suffer more then anyone constantly dealing with the consequences of their geo-political position, interference from the West and the issue with their own corrupt and neglectful government."
A portrait series on the skateboaders who live and work in the slums of Kampala, Uganda striving to better their lives through the love of their sport.