SPREAD THE WOR
I was selected by literature organisation ,Spread the Word, to create a short film piece to accompany the poem ‘No Name Club‘, by Momtaza Mehri.
The film combines the poems themes of gentrification in London with the need to feel at home. The juxtaposition of concrete immovable structures and machinery combined with the dreamlike textures of nature add to contradiction of escapism and feelings of confinement.
"In our part of town, the pavement is an open wound, the kind we bear with pride and sometimes can’t bear at all. The evidence of our living."
ANDRO & EVE MERCHANDISE
I have worked continuously with Sheffield based LGBT organisation to capture their events and recently, the launch of their merchandise.
THIS CLASS WORKS
I was commissioned by artist Pete McKee to make a short documentary for his first exhibition titled This Class Works. The documentary explores the many layers of what it means to be working class and how concepts about being working class have changed over the years.
I photographed the Migration Matters festival which featured workshops detailing stories from people who had become refugees and now lived in Sheffield.
I photographed the Ubuntu Fashion Show and later that evening I captured the legendary poet, Linton Kwesi Johnson reciting his influential poetry about race discrimination in the UK.
YOUNG, GIFTED & GRINDING
The four part documentary series, Young, Gifted and Grinding highlights innovative black entrepreneurs in Britain who are carving out opportunities for themselves and turning their passion into profit.
I travelled across the country interviewing POC business owners, artists and content creators to explore their experiences and learn more about how and why they do what they do. The purpose of the series is to offer tangible, practical advice to act as a source of inspiration for this generation and the next.
I am the official photographer for Andro and Eve’s drag king events called Kingdom Come. The events showcase drag king talent from across the country and allow people to have fun in a unique and feel good environment focused on celebrating LGBT culture and community.
I was commissioned to photograph SheFest’s eclectic lineup of live performances throughout the day and a range of workshops with everything from Burlesque and Poetry to Sexual Harassment and Everyday Activism.
I created a promotional video for Kitty Cafe in Leeds, which is a unique cat shelter which allows cat lovers to get their cat fix. Customers can mingle with the cats and enjoy lunch and even adopt one of the furry friends.
I have had the pleasure of capturing numerous Afropunk events in London and Paris. Afropunk is an alternative Afrocentric festivals which encompasses African and African diaspora culture from around the world.
I photographed THE REVIVAL poetry event celebrating the work of queer women of colour. The documentary THE REVIVAL: WOMEN AND THE WORD was screened and accomplished poet DYLEMA performed.
LORD MAYOR’S DINNER
The Lord Mayor’s Dinner was an event created by charity Sheffield Futures to help raise money for young people in Yorkshire. I captured the event and showcased the influential people who are associated with the charity and helped promote the awareness of the charity.
I made a short documentary about a woman names Sharon who opened a black hair shop in the 80s. Her parents were part of the Windrush generation. The documentary explores her experiences as an immigrant and a black business owner in Sheffield.