The Eye of Photography – Manchester 1997-2001
It’s Nice That – Take a trip back to 90s Manchester
Faith. Spazju Kreativita. Valletta. Dec 2020- February 2021
Wasn’t expecting this to go head with the pandemic, but we got there. I’ve been working on this story about Malta since the mid 90’s. I am half Maltese, it is the land of my mother. My father was posted there with The Royal Marines. I have never lived here, but was always fascinated by the story & culture of this nation. A post colonial country, who gained independence from Britain in the 1970’s, I became aware that I was watching a country find its own identity and its own feet, and i wanted to record it visually. The first room welcomes you to an island of traditional values. The founding fathers of an independent Malta. Family, religion, a community at work. The second room shows a video installation I made at The Marsa Horse races. The third room is looking at politics and religion at work on the island. Including an image of the day The EU referendum was won. The last room challenges the viewer to look at contemporary social issues. The role of women in society, and Malta’s place on the front line of the migrant crisis for the past decade.
The show finishes with an image created around the subject of surrender. My great grandfather was a historian and had written many books on the subject of Malta’s fascinating history. He observed that the island was a microcosm of what was going on in Western civilisation. With the murder of a colleague, Daphne Caruana Galicia In 2017, that statement rang true for me more than ever. I have watched Malta’s rapid transformation in the past 20 years, and seen the fall out from change coming so fast to people’s lives. A nation caught between a new and old world. A nation divided, just as we have seen throughout the world in recent years. Corruption becoming a global issue. This show was about returning to fact. Finding creative solutions. It is important for me that the work I produce is shared with the next generation. That history teaches us lessons. Understanding one’s story, one’s collect roots is key to doing forward from this time. Working on this show was a return to balance for my own life. It was also a personal memorial for Daphne, and the love she had for Malta’s land and culture, that we all share.
The works on show have been donated to The Malta National Archive.
There were 52 works in total.
Cafe Royal Books Soho 1999
New zine available from CR books. I pursued this project as a personal story, and then got support from British Esquire. With all our bars and clubs closed, it feels like a timely reminder off all that we have lost this past year with the pandemic. The community spirit of Soho lives on today. And we hope always will.
What does photography mean to me? Answered here for Grant Scott.
A series of portraits of Gavin Turk working on his new sculpture in hi studio in Canning Town. London 2019.
A series of portraits of women in power speaking for The LFW presentation of Edeline Lee
Above & Beyond
Washington State road trip imagery for their new album Common Ground. Out Jan 2018
Getty. Women in Innovation
A portfolio of images celebrating female
Innovators. The pictures will be on show
At Getty Images Gallery, London
From July 19 – August 2nd.
Kirsty Young Desert Island Discs
To celebrate 75 years of Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs #BBC #KirstyYoung
Pearl & Betty Lowe at home in Somerset. And their friends too. For Red.
Lady Elisabeth Anson New York Times
Lady Elisabeth Anson,
The Queen’s party planner.
for The New York Times.
The Gypsy fair VICE
Up the M1 to Cumbria to take portraits at The Appleby Fair. Wanted to get some images for my women at work project and as always bareback ride with the gypsies in the river. Heres a few images. Thanks to charlie and VICE for the support.
Art Car boot Fair
Been sorting through polaroids for our stall at The Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair on Sunday.
Izi & Iris
Our story is out on Volt Magazine. The amazing Natalie at Premier and Anastasia from Next. Styling by Aimee Crosydrill.
Book on sale at Anthropologie
Anthropologie is now stocking my book. Heres the link.
We will also be at The Art Car boot fair on June 14th in Brick Lane with Trolley books, selling prints and books. Come say hi.
Heres a piece written by Zoe Wolff for House Magazine about collaborating on my book followed by an 8 page photo essay, many thanks to Stephen Toner and Vanessa Xuereb.
The face of an Angel
Micheal Winterbottom’s The Face of an angel is out.
Here is some pictures from spending a week on set in Bella Italia.
De Beers women in Light breakfast.
Started off the morning of my book launch doing a panel discussion hostd by De Beers and The Design Museum with Tiffanie Darke from STYLE magazine, Donna Loveday, curator of the women fashion power exhibit and Brita Fernandez Schmidt from women on women international. So great to talk about womenhood. Thanks all for coming.
Design Museum book launch
And finally my third book is published and launched at The Design Museum. Producing a new book is rather like giving birth. Such a rollercoaster, and really happy and grateful to share my little story about womenhood with the world. You can buy the book from trolley books, Anthropolgie, LV bookstore, Photographers Gallery, and The Design Museum. The show is up till april 26th.
Helene Binet NY Times
Went to the studio of the great architectural photographer Helene Binet to take a portrait for the NY times.
Natural beauties Tatler
Natural beauties portfolio is out in Tatler. Styling by Sophie Goodwin.
Book printing in Italy
Joan of arc had style.
Just back from Italy where we are printing the book ˜Joan of Arc had style.” I got the name for the book from a poem by Charles Bukowski called Style.
Evening Standard Theatre awards
So much fun at The Theatre awards doing portraits of all the greats. What a night!!!
Up to Yorkshire to photograph Baronness Warsi. It rained so much I got her in the mini bus to take the last picture…. Here it is.
Skye Gyngell Vanity Fair
Got to spend the morning in Sky Gyngells kitchen with the London Vanity Fair team.
Shooting all day on sheepdrove farm in Berkshire. Catching the last days of summer for Neals Yard.
A group of images I collected over the years at the beach. And a story about them too.
20,000 days on earth Nick Cave
Went to The Barbican to see the premeiere of 20,000 days on earth. A film directed by Iain Pollard and Jane Forsyth, about the life and work of Nick Cave. Hereâ€™s the poster image i shot down at his home in Brighton.
Perpignan Visa Por L’image
Rebecca Mc Clellend has pulled off a great show celebrating 25 years of the Ian parry award at Visa Pour Lâ€™image. Very proud to have an image in this group show this week. I won this award when I was 23 years old for my Dublins Urban Cowboys series of images.
Detroit behind the scenes
Just returned from a week of working around the city of Detroit.
Craig Leon for The New York Times
Shot legendary producer Craig Leon for the New York Times by the canal in east London
Scotland Portfolio Tatler
Headed up to Scotland for Tatler with the team, capturing portraits of the locals.