I grew up in a small rural village in southern England. I spent a lot of time 

  building camps, digging tunnels & playing in a cellar. At some point I had an 

  imaginary friend called 'Ash'. At thirteen I was sent to boarding school. At 

  eighteen I knew I wanted to go to art school. Four years later I earned my BFA 

  in Intermedia Fine Art from Kingston University in London. Upon graduating I 

  was offered an opportunity to travel & teach in Chile with the British Council. 

  That decision turned out to be life changing.
  I have always been interested in images that reflect a state of mind. I try to 

  set up questions in my pictures that are both allegorical & introspective. I see 

  clearly now the relationship between memory & light in what I do. Other embedded 

  themes include the phenomenon of disappearance over time & the nature of distance 

  & desire. There can also be a certain 'darkness' to be found in my images but it 

  is a quality I am comfortable with & find beautiful. This is because for me, 

  meaning & feelings take shape & emerge not only from what is present, but also 

  from what is absent in life.
  Today I live in New York. I have a four year old son. I like any activity 
  connected with water. I try to live simply & with purpose. I believe in empathy & 

  the healing power of love. I still shoot film for my personal work.