Melbourne VIC, Australia
I'm a Scottish documentary photographer who luckily holds a New Zealand passport from living for 12 years in Wellington. I work on long term personal documentary projects in a variety of media including writing, photography and video.
As a writer I've been published with Open Democracy, North and South, the New Zealand Herald and I was a long running contributor to Wilderness Magazine writing about the environment.
For the last two years I've focused on researching and beginning to write about identity politics and issues faced by the sex work community. My current area of interest is in the way legislative frameworks impact sex workers' lives and how this community continues to face stigma and discrimination. I've been published with Open Democracy - Beyond Slavery writing on this topic. It's important to note that I collaborate with the people I've worked with in this area.
In 2013 photography took me to Turkey. The photos I took there of some of the protests following the Gezi Park uprising won the Kata Most Adventurous Artwork award at Melbourne’s Centre for Contemporary Photography's 2013 Salon. In 2015 these photos were also the basis for my No More Lies exhibition at Sydney's Contact Sheet Gallery Group Show
For the last two years I've been documenting the suburb of Footscray in Melbourne and some of the communities found there, including the local boxing gym. Ruffian Gallery's Portraits of the West outdoor paste-up show included two portraits from this work.
I'm increasingly using video and looking at ways where the people I work with have a voice that directly engages people.
I'm currently based in Melbourne.
- Audio capture
- Video capture