I am a photographer and mixed media artist living in Essex. I grew up in the age of exciting documentary programmes such as Life on Earth by David Attenborough and Cosmos by Carl Sagan, which instilled a natural curiosity about our world and the universe we live in. I am fascinated by the cycles of life and the science behind them and am also captivated by the sheer beauty of nature from wide angle landscapes to the tiniest macro in detail. My educational background is an interesting fusion of science and art which influences the way I perceive and interpret the world through my work. I have a degree in Rural Resource Development with Environmental Issues, and a research MA from Writtle College and the University of Essex which was awarded in 2015. My Masters research took me on an incredible virtual journey around the world and through history to the current day via tree photography and helped inform my own photographic practice. In 2017 I was awarded Arts Council England Funding to be the Artist in Residence at City of London's Epping Forest for a year for my project called "You Can't See the Trees for the Woods".
In 2018 I was awarded my Associate Distinction of the Royal Photographic Society (ARPS).
MA by Research in Art & Design - University of Essex
BSc (Hons) Rural Resource Development (specialism in Science & Politics of Environmental Issues) - Writtle University College
NCFE Level 1 & 2 Certificates in Photography
Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Art & Design with Distinction
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
2019 RPS Creative Eye Group Exhibition Commended for Projected Image
2018 IGPOTY Action Oak Category 'Celebrating Our Oaks' - 2nd Place 'Ancient Oak Reflection', Finalist 'On the Edge of Black-a-Tor Copse' & Highly Commended 'Great Windsor Oak'
2018 ARPS - Associate Distinction of the Royal Photographic Society - Member Profile
2018 BWPA 'Ancient Beech & its Fungi' shortlisted in 'Habitats' Category
2017/2018 Arts Council England Funding for year long project at City of London's Epping Forest called "You Can't See the Trees for the Woods"
2016 LRPS - Licentiate Distinction of the Royal Photographic Society (LRPS)
IGPOTY 10 Monochrome Photo Project, Commended 'Kew Greenhouse Puddle'
2014 Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) UK Photography Competition 'Split Tree', Winner of 'Terrific Trees' Category & publicly voted overall winner of competition
I undertake commission work for various organisations which are used in many publications, websites and media campaigns. An example is my work for Maldon District Council's Tourism OfficeVisit Maldon District website and their publications such as the District Guide, calendar and articles in various magazines and including the Maldon Life Magazine.
My work has been featured in both National and local newspapers and magazines see below
RPS Creative Eye Group Magazine No. 79 pgs 9, 14, 15 & 30
Maldon & Burnham Standard 27 Jun 2019 pg 18, Images for article on Burnham Art Trail Online Version
Royal Photographic Society Journal, January 2019/Volume 159/Number 1/pg 12
BBC Radio 3, Free Thinking, Trees of Knowledge 18 Dec 2018 Panel interview with Peter Wohlleben, Luke Turner and myself. Also credited image on iplayer website. You can listen via the link, programme is 45 minute long
Broadleaf No 95, Winter 2018 pg 4-5 Woodland Trust
Epping Forest Guardian 27 November 2018
Daily Telegraph 27 November 2018 pg 10 Link to Online Version
Maldon & Burnham Standard, 6 September 2018, pgs 20 & 21, article about Carrs Flour
Westbury Garden Rooms Illustrated Blog Post 'Let There Be Light' 19 July 2018
Epping Forest Focus Spring Edition, pgs 12 & 13
Epping Forest Guardian 7 March 2018
Royal Photographic Society Journal, March 2018/Volume 158/Number 3/pgs 228-230, Members Feature
Forest Leaves Spring 2018 - Newsletter of Epping Forest Conservation Volunteers, Front Cover & pg 3
Arb Magazine Issue 179 Winter 2017 - Images in '20 Years in Epping Forest' article - J Dagley
The Times 2nd November 2017 pg 19 1/3 page
Guardian Country Diary (23rd Oct edition - image to accompany J Dagley's writing online version)
Ancient Tree Forum Online Newsletter (ATF Conference group image)
Arb Magazine(3 page feature about Epping Forest Artist Residency)
Royal Photographic Society Creative Eye Magazine Pgs 6-7 (Sep edition)
East Anglian Daily Times Interview Weekend Magazine (2 page spread)
The English Garden Gallery of IGPOTY Greening the City 1 August 2016
Guardian Cities Article (re IGPOTY 9)
Forest Matters Magazine (feature)
Forest Matters Magazine (front cover)
IGPOTY Collection 12, pg 159
Celebrating Our Oaks, pgs 8, 18 & 19, 2018, Garden World Images
IGPOTY Collection 9, pgs 60 & 61, 2016, Garden World Images
The Lonely Oaks - a self-published book documenting my photographic journey to the Mundon Oaks in Essex