Since mid September 2017 I have been in Tanzania, working as the in country photographer for the NGO Raleigh International. After an incredible journey, I recently arrived back in the UK, and have been busy editing the work I made there. I am in the process of updating my website and hope to have the new work online soon.
As of the 13th of September I will be out of the country until January 23rd 2018. For the following months I will be working in Tanzania as the expedition photographer for Raleigh International. Established in 1984, Raleigh is a sustainable development charity that works in remote, rural areas to improve access to safe water and sanitation, build community resilience, to sustainably manage natural resources and to protect vulnerable environments.
For the coming months communication may be limited but please contact me via my everyday email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can follow my journey on the Raleigh International blog or via my Facebook and Instagram pages found on my website. See you in 2018....
In 2015 the MAP6 photography collective made a piece of work about the country that lies at the geographical heart of the European Union, Lithuania. Over 6 days 6 photographers set out to explore its transformation from communism to capitalism, and how it was coping with its new found Eurozone identity. For the Lithuanian Project, I worked on the series Bokštas 25 (Tower 25) where I walked around the capitals tallest building. As I walked I photographed those I met and made landscapes where I would somehow include the tower within the frame. The work was eventually exhibited in a number of locations and was made into a self published book. After recently revisiting the work however, I have found some images that never made it into the final edit, which I am sharing here.
Earlier this year, I visited Milton Keynes with 7 other photographers from the MAP6 collective. Over 72 hours we made the Milton Keynes project, which will be exhibited for a second time in Milton Keynes soon. The work I made was called Autopia, and its now live on my website here.
Collaboration is at the the heart of the MAP6 collective, and we are constantly trying to find ways in which we can further this practice. For the show at the MK Gallery, we decided to edit and exhibit the work as a whole, rather than as individual projects. It was interesting to see how images made by 8 individual photographers worked together, printed and sized differently. We hope to push this further with coming projects, as well as collaborate with other photographers, designers and curators.
We had a brilliant time at the opening night of the Milton Keynes Project. The MK Gallery was packed and everybody seemed fascinated with the work. Thank you to everybody that came to see the work, which will be on show for a further 5 weeks.
The MAP6 Milton Keynes Project will open at the Milton Keynes Art Gallery on April 20th. Come along, see our new work and meet us!
At the end of March, 8 photographers from the MAP6 collective spent the weekend in Milton Keynes, working intensely on a new collaborative project. The work will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the city and will be exhibited at the MK gallery. During my 72 hours there, I made a series of images documenting my walk around the edges of the Milton Keynes road system called the Grid. The series is called Autopia.
Another image from my new series Walking with Strangers, that documents my three month walk from Le Puy en Velay in Eastern France, to Muxia on the West coast of Spain.
In May last year I walked for three months from Le Puy en Velay in Eastern France, and ending 1700km later at Muxia on the West coast of Spain. The past few months since my return, I have been shaping the work into a series that I have now called Walking with Strangers. The pilgrim in the photograph is Tom from England, and I met him walking along an abandoned train line in France. More Images coming soon...
Recently the MAP6 collective exhibited at the wonderful ONCA gallery in Brighton, as part of the Brighton Photo Fringe. The gallery has two beautiful spaces to work with, and using a variety of media including sound, we exhibited our Lithuanian Project. After an incredibly busy opening evening, we had thousands of visitors over the coming weeks. Thank you to everybody that came to see the work and meet us.
In May 2016, I walked for 3 months across France and Spain. During my walk I made a new series of photographs, and since my return I have been slowly piecing the work together. The series is almost ready, but in the meantime I am sharing images made with my mobile phone on an Instagram feed here.
MAP6 are very excited to announce our upcoming exhibition at the ONCA gallery in Brighton.
The MAP6 Collective presents a body of work that explores the shifting concept of what defines modern Europe. It's been 60 years since the publication of Cartier Bresson's The Europeans – a seminal body of work that continues to shape the photographic world. Since that work was made, a further 24 countries have joined the European Union and a single currency has been born. However, today’s Europe, seems even more in flux: more diverse, more politically and economically complex and more destabilised.
With this in mind, the MAP6 collective journeyed to the country that is currently recognised as the ‘official' centre of Europe to meet some of the newest Europeans. Once a satellite of the USSR, Lithuania is a young republic caught in the process of recovering from 50 years of Soviet occupation. Over 6 days, 6 photographers set out to explore its transformation from Communism to capitalism, and how it’s adapting to its newfound Eurozone identity.
In November I spent 6 days with the photography collective MAP6 in Lithuania. We each worked on a new series of work, mine documents my walk around the Vilnius TV Tower and is called Bokstas 25. The new series will be exhibited in London early next year, alongside the other members of the collective. Pictured is a model found in the towers museum. More news coming soon...
At the end of September MAP6 were in Lithuania, working on a new series. For my part, I spent the week walking the capital city of Vilnius, covering more than 170km on foot. It wasn't random walking however, I was photographing the Vilnius TV Tower. We are currently working on an edit of the work, as well as other developments such as a new website. More news to follow in the coming weeks...
On October 25th the photography collective MAP6 will be flying out to Vilnius in Lithuania for our annual gathering. There, each member will have a week to produce a new series of images that will come together in a group project. During our time away we will be posting updates and images online which you can see on our Facebook page here. You can find out more about the MAP6 photography collective on our website here.