I am a photographer with an interest in social documentary, portraiture and visual sociology.
My aim is to represent people in a dignified and progressive way.
My lens is often focused on those who are marginalised including Black, Indigenous, and people of color [BIPOC]; the working class; women, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming people; people with disabilities; and LGBTQIA+ people.
A photographer holds considerable power. A photographer is able to represent a sitter in any way they choose. Historically, the white, Western, cisgender male gaze has been used to colonise, disenfranchise, and dehumanise.
The power imbalance between photographer and sitter should be considered at all times, even though this imbalance may never be resolved.
This consideration is at the core of my creative process.
I am committed to maintaining an ethical practice.
I prioritise consent and consultation.
I am in a constant relationship with, and accountable to, the people I interact with.
I explain that my work maybe published, as printed material, online or in an exhibition.
I explain that my work may be held in an archive by a 3rd party.
I explain that the sitter holds a right to withdraw their image from my work whenever they wish. To enable this, I provide reliable contact information.
I actively encourage others to reflect on these matters.
If you believe I am not taking this commitment seriously, please do not hesitate to call me out.