He was born in Solihull, a suburb of Birmingham, England. He studied at Oxford School of Architecture and South Bank School of Architecture in London. He worked as a film-maker and designer in Birmingham and Bristol working for a range of clients in television, the performing arts, and film. In parallel He has held senior posts at art colleges in the UK and France, teaching design and art history. Most recently he taught at the Ecole Supérieure d'Art de Cambrai in Northern France, teaching on undergraduate and graduate programmes. During this period he received an award from the French Ministry of Culture in the form of a grant to develop his art practice. His studio practice had begun in the mid nineties, and includes drawing, photography, text, and more recently digital imagery, often in multi- media assemblages. Photography plays a central role in all of these areas of activity either as original work or as found objects. He also writes poetic texts and has been published in the UK and Canada, notably in Ambit and the Dalhousie Review.
He lives and works in Normandy, France.
Finalist in the LensCulture Art Photography Awards 2022.
Article on the selected project in LensCulture.
Shortlisted for the Athens Photo Festival 2022
The diversity of direction and style of my work is due to my working method. I am not constrained either by subject orientation or by personal plastic technique. I have no technical constraints! The computer supplies the technical solutions in all its various forms whether it be for a photograph, a drawing /diagram, a text work or a combination of all of these. All are constructed by pixels in the end. I can simply select what mode of working seems appropriate for a particular piece of work. The work itself directs the end result. Some work projects just end up being spare and understated, others generate a solution that is energetic and complex.
Generally my work is informed by science, philosophy and history/historiography. I use objects, events and documents as my point of departure The totality of object/event is my subject, a world made in equal importance and significance, without hierarchy.
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