About

I'm a Scottish documentary photographer and writer. I work on long term personal documentary projects in a variety of media including writing, photography and video.

As a writer I've been published with Open Democracy Beyond Slavery, North and South, the New Zealand Herald and I was a long running contributor to Wilderness Magazine writing about the environment. 

In 2013 photography took me to Turkey. The photos I took there of some of the protests following the Gezi Park uprising won the Kata Most Adventurous Artwork award at Melbourne’s Centre for Contemporary Photography's 2013 Salon. In 2015 these photos were also the basis for my No More Lies exhibition at Sydney's Contact Sheet Gallery Group Show 

In 2014 I began been documenting the suburb of Footscray in Melbourne. Ruffian Gallery's Portraits of the West outdoor paste-up show included two portraits from this work. 

Since 2014 I've focused on researching and writing about sex workers' rights. My current area of interest is in the way legislative frameworks impact sex workers' lives and frequently undermine their human rights. I've been published with Open Democracy - Beyond Slavery writing on this topic. For more information see Faces Behind the Voices.  

NGO Clients

Forest and Bird, Greenpeace NZ and the New Zealand Prostitutes' Collective

Exhibitions - Solo

Exhibitions - Group

Awards

  • Kata Most Adventurous Artwork İstiklal Avenue - Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, 2013

  • Joint Grand Champion New Zealand Alpine Club Photography Competition, 2012

Published

Common Space, Dominion Post, Open Democracy: Beyond Slavery, Otago Daily TimesNew Zealand Herald, New Zealand Geographic, North and South, MediumWilderness Magazine

Courses & Workshops

  • Contact Sheet Mentorship and Development Programme, Sydney, 2015

  • Christian Blanchard workshop - Contact Sheet Gallery, Sydney, 2015

  • Dysturb workshop - Footscray Community Art Centre, Melbourne, 2015

  • Oculi Masterclass, Storytelling: The Art of Long-Form Documentary - 10x8 Gallery, Sydney, 2014

  • Charlie Kirk Workshop, 2013

  • Peter Black workshop - Photospace Gallery, Wellington, 2012