Born 1973 in Canada, I lived awhile in upstate New York before moving to London in January 2006.
I studied photojournalism in college, and have focused on street photography for a number of years.
I’m still photographing, but more recently have focused on project editing and continuing my education – I completed my MA in Publishing from Oxford Brookes University graduating with distinction in Jan 2016. My research dissertation is entitled Current dynamics of the photobooks market, future publishing viability, and potential for audience expansion.
Recently I’ve worked with photobook designers Ramon Pez and Laia Abril during a workshop organised by LePhotobookFest (Paris, Nov 2015); photographer/publisher Jason Fulford in his excellent workshop, Visual Language: How Pictures Speak to Each Other at VSW in Rochester, NY (June 2014); and participated in Magnum Photos’ intensive Book Making Masterclass with David Alan Harvey, Stuart Smith and Gordon Macdonald of GOST books (London, June 2013)
I am a committee member of London Independent Photography, a group founded in 1987 to encourage photographers to develop a personal, expressive approach in their work. From Winter 2009 – Autumn 2013 I edited fLIP magazine – London Independent Photography has published a print magazine since 2000 and on taking the position of Editor I implemented the development and redesign of a new title and updated format.
I also do commission editing for independent photographers making books or planning exhibitions, and review photographers’ portfolios, most recently at Voies Off during Rencontres d’Arles (2016).
Since 2008 I have spoken about my photography with various photographic groups, and lead intermediate-level workshops on the topics of street photography (‘Approaching the Street’), developing personal projects and editing photographic work (‘Starting Points for Project Editing’). Feel free to contact me if you are interested in working with me in this regard.
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London Independent Photography 26th Annual Exhibition Embassy Tea Gallery, London, 21 Oct – 2 Nov 2014
Works selected by Stuart Franklin (Magnum), Sophy Rickett (Visual artist & Lecturer at LCC) and Bill Jackson (Photographer)
London Independent Photography 25th Annual Exhibition The Strand Gallery, London, 22 Oct – 3 Nov 2013
Works selected by Francis Hodgson (Photography critic), Colin Pantall (Photographer & Lecturer at Newport) and Roelof Bakker (Photographer)
Souvenir (commissioned for the Diamond Jubilee Festival) Pump House Gallery, Battersea, London, 1 – 24 June 2012
Contemporary London Street Photography (Part of the London Festival of Photography), King’s Cross Station, London, 1 June – 31 October 2012
London Independent Photography 24th Annual Exhibition The Strand Gallery, London, 16 – 28 October 2012
Works selected by Wayne Ford (Art director), Homer Sykes (Photographer) and Helen Trompeteler (Assistant Curator of Photographs at NPG)
On Street Photography: A Woman’s Perspective, Photofusion, Brixton, 10 June – 22 July 2011 / REVIEW
FORMAT Festival: Right Here Right Now Group slideshow, QUAD Derby, 4 March – 8 May 2011
London Independent Photography 23rd Annual Group Exhibition, Strand Gallery London, 18-29 October 2011
Works selected by selected by Bridget Coaker (Picture editor at Guardian) and Mick Williamson (Head of Photography at London Met).
Parallels, Shoreditch Group Exhibition, Red Lion, 41 Hoxton St, London, October/November 2010
London Independent Photography 22nd Annual Group Exhibition, Strand Gallery London, 19-30 October 2010
Works selected by Lucinda Chua (Curator Strand Gallery, Proud Central) and Paul Ellis (Photofusion)
Dr. Karanka’s Print Stravaganza – Cardiff (Wales), Bologna (Italy), Gliwice (Poland), Arles (France),
London Opening @ The Others – Oct 09, 6pm 2009
Photomonth Photofair, Spitalfields Market, London, October 10, 2009
Paint it White: Shoreditch Group Exhibition, Red Lion, 41 Hoxton St, London, August/September 2009
Second Greenwich Annuale, Viewfinder Gallery London, August 20-30 2009
Streets of Arles, Postcard paste-up of images from Beer Whiskey Rock, July 2009
London Independent Photography 21st Annual Group Exhibition, Southbank, 19-31 October 2009
Works selected by Magda Keaney, (Curator Photography at NPG) & Susanna Brown (Curator Photography, V&A Museum)
A Looking Glass Eye: 21st Century London, Group show at Exit Gallery, London Soho, 27 June – 12 Sept 2008
London Independent Photography 20th Annual Group Exhibition, Southbank, 20 Oct – 2 Nov 2008
Works selected by Clare Grafik (Curator, Photographers Gallery) and Paul Hill (Photographer & Educator)
London Independent Photography 19th Annual Group Exhibition, Southbank, 14-27 October 2007
The Curved Angel Cafe, London Clerkenwell, with Adrian Capps, June 2007 to March 2008
London Independent Photography 18th Annual Group Exhibition, Southbank, 16-28 October 2006
Photo Awards Judging
International Street Photography Awards 2013 / Fotoura
International Street Photography Awards 2012 / London Festival of Photography
International Street Photography Awards 2011 / London Street Photography Festival