Inside Out - The UK’s Smallest City in Lockdown
19 May 2020
Monday 23rd March 2020, the day that Prime Minister Boris Johnson put the UK on lockdown following the Covid19 outbreak. It was an unprecedented day, and certainly one that everyone in the UK will remember. It marked the start of this new world and new way of living, where families…
A Morning with Terry Cripps
16 Apr 2020
Back in a pre-Corona world, when we could merrily walk around and meet new people without the term ‘social distancing’ even crossing our minds, I spent the morning with local artists Terry Cripps at his home in Surbiton. At the bottom of his garden along a long path that leads…
The Ritual - Arsenal
13 Feb 2020
The next chapter of my ongoing photo essay for VICE, ‘The Ritual’, sees me travelling north of the river and spending the day with Arsenal fans as they show me around some of their favourite match day rituals.
From legendary pie shops and threadbare pubs to the ArsenalFanTV stadium huddle,…
The Dance of The Morris
02 Jan 2020
Morris Dancing. What a peculiar British tradition it is! All my life I have been exposed to it as my dad has been dancing on and off as part of the Whitchurch Morris Men for the past 30 years. For the first 3 years of my life I lived in…
02 Jan 2020
I was recently commissioned by VICE to embark on a new long-form photo essay that focuses on match day rituals at football clubs around the UK and how fan culture is grounded in local neighbourhoods. ‘The Ritual’ will see me travelling across the width and breadth of the country as…
02 Dec 2019
Back in November I spent a rather lovely morning with the equally lovely Christina Gascoigne at her amazing ceramics studio on the river in Richmond. Nestled at the bottom of her garden and overlooking the river, the studio once served as a coal store and later a boat house, but…
Art On The Underground
13 Sep 2019
Over the past few months I’ve been working with TFL and Art On The Underground to create a new campaign that highlights some of the projects that the program has commissioned over the past 19 years. Working with designers Praline, we spoke to TFL staff, members of the public, and…
The Gull, The Leek & The Bitches
23 Aug 2019
Last month I visited 2 different islands along the South Western coast of the UK, as I continued to work on my ongoing series The Gatekeepers.
For the first of these 2 trips I visited Flat Holm, the tiny 630m wide island in the middle of the Bristol Channel that…
Valdeluz for The New York Times
19 Aug 2019
A few months ago I was sent to Spain for The New York Times to shoot a photo essay on the revival of the Spanish ghost town of Valdeluz. I have been researching the story of Valdeluz over the past year and it immediately sparked my interested as soon as…
Trains, Brexit & Doombar
08 Aug 2019
A few weeks ago I was asked by Die Zeit to go and photograph Tim Martin, the controversial founder of the UKs biggest pub chain JD Wetherspoons. Since opening his first pub in Muswell Hill in North London back in 1979, Tim Martins empire has grown to an impressive 883…
The Gatekeepers featured in The Guardian
20 Apr 2019
Honoured to have this fantastic 7 page feature on The Gatekeepers featured in The Guardian weekend magazine. Thanks to Kate Edwards, Caroline Drake and Melissa Denes for this, and also to Patrick Barkham for the wonderful write up!
You can read the full article online here.
07 Jun 2018
Last month I set out on the 3rd voyage of my island adventure and ventured out across the sea to the tiny island of Bardsey just off the Llyn Peninsula in North Wales. As has been the case for all of the trips I have done so far for this…
The Isle of Puffins
02 May 2018
Back in March 2018 I chartered a helicopter to take me on the 12 mile journey across the Bristol Channel to Lundy, the tiny island that would become my home for the next 8 days.
The journey was by no means an easy one. The day I was due to…
The Start of Something New
26 Apr 2018
Back in October 2017 I chartered a small fishing boat called The Dale Princess from the tiny bay of Martins Haven in South Pembrokeshire and travelled across the choppy waters to Skomer Island, embarking on the first trip of what would become my new project, The Gatekeepers.
Having grown up…
‘David’s House’ featured on VICE
01 Feb 2017
Photographing the Smallest City in the UK
Like Twin Peaks, but without all the murder and stuff.
St David’s is a small community on the westernmost tip of Wales. Only 1,891 people live there, which makes it the smallest city in the UK by quite a long shot. It’s…