preview 29th June 2018 in Manchester
"Twice as Nice" at PS Mirabel
Studied Photography at L’EFET and Speos, Paris, under Anna Strickland, Sozial/Portraitfotografie at Medienkulturzentrum Dresden under Christine Starke and privately under Lee Malis, Prague and Philippe Bachelier (develops for Sebastiao Salgado), Paris.
Also studied Combined Philosophy and German (link paper: Aesthetics) at King’s College, London, film-script-writing at FAMU, Prague under Miroslav Mandic, English Literature at Birkbeck College, London and Pianoforte Teaching for Royal College of Music, London, privately under Richard Shaw.
All work, colour and B/W is shot with an M3 Leica camera, processed, developed printed by hand in small limited editions or one-off unique prints created in the traditional wet darkroom, then at times played into digital collage to small limited editions of archival pigment prints.
Previously, subject matters were as diverse obsessions with objects such as bras, water-hydrants, ventilation, metronomes to existential dichotomies such as dis/connection, intersubjectivity, solitude/solitary, self/environment/audience, ab/pre/sence, art/ificial, now moving into the direction of visual information processing vis a vis photography itself.
Beneficiary of Kensington and Chelsea Artist Development Bursary, Arts Council of England Grant, works in Chelsea Library Collection, shortlisted for Vorres Museum “Hermaphroditism Olympic Confusion”, book cover Judith Schlanger ‘L'humeur indocile’- Les Belles Lettres, portrait shot at Maison du Leica, presented in various publications and symposia e.g. “Poesie des Unbrauchbaren” review lecture by Professor Peter Zajac, Humboldt University, Berlin, and with bodies of work in solo/group exhibitions across Europe.