I have been involved with the OCA since 2007, as a tutor on each of the different Photography modules, and as a formal assessor. As well as the OCA, I have taught at several other educational organizations at both FE and HE level. In 2012 my teaching experience was formally recognized when I became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
I studied Photography at the Surrey Institute of Art and Design (now part of the UCA) and completed a Masters degree in Documentary Photography at the University of Wales, Newport in 2008. The culmination of this programme was a book and an installation exploring our relationship to the subterranean environment. This is a strand of my broader interest in landscape photography as critical contemporary practice.
Since completing my BA in 2004, I have always worked on freelance commissions, mostly within the commercial sector, but also working with charities and other organizations. My particular interest nowadays is working within the fields of landscape, architecture and interior photography, and in addition to clients’ websites and other promotional material, my work is published in leading consumer magazines.
In addition to being engaged with my own documentary projects and commercial work, I am particularly interested and keen to promote the history and theory associated with photography and lens-based media. I write extensively around the subject, contributing content regularly to contemporary photograph magazines such as Source (www.source.ie), such as reviews, essays and interviews with leading practitioners and industry professionals.