I am an Essex based Photographer born with the eye condition RP Type 2 Usher Syndrome (Blind + Deaf), which by default, naturally cropped the world around me, giving me a unique eye for capturing moments in time.

I have always been a creative person from a young age, experiencing the isolation that comes with profound deafness. I was able to keep myself occupied with drawing and painting, eventually my creativity led me to discover the mechanical box called a camera.

From the moment I was told I was going blind age 15. I had this sense of urgency to see as much as possible. Photograph and collect as many images and memories before the curtains are drawn permanently.

Using photography as a tool, a form for my lack of sight. I am able to utilise the lens of the camera rather than my own. To sensitively capture the beauty and distortion of the world around me, which due to my degenerative blindness I am unable to see.

Over the last few years the Paralympics and conversations via the internet have empowered a positive start in image diversity representation in the media, sports and entertainment. It has pushed large corporate brands to start showing different disabilities and ranges of diverse people in the media ecology.

My commissioned photography and role as an ambassador for Sense U.K, has led me to collaborate with newly formed U.K talent agency Zebedee Talent. Working with clients such as Apple, Canon UK, Ch4 Paralympics, On Running, Mullenlowe, WEX Photo/Video, M&C Saatchi & mentored by Rankin.

Photography is about many ideas in one moment being captured. Light, texture, materials and atmosphere all play a pivotal role to create the final image. My photography is inspired by cinema, music and literature and I work predominately in black-and-white portraiture, both studio &
on location and have a keen interest in political and social stories.

I appeared on BBC2 Blind Ambition programme and a winner of the D&AD Pencil award for SuperHuman portraits photography. I have exhibited in London, The Truman Brewery Building, Brick Lane, Soho Square, Somerset House and locally in Essex.

My mission is to bring multiple voices, Disabled & Non disabled people together, build the better place we envision. An environment catered for everyone, while eradicating the stigma and fears of disabilities.

Thank you.

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