CELEBRATION OF 100 YEARS OF FEMALES IN THE MET POLICE
2019 is one hundred years since women first appeared in uniform in the Metropolitan Police.
I have completed a year photographing a stills documentary for the Met archives. This involved privileged and private access to all the Met divisions. My photographs show the vital and equal front line roles played by women serving alongside male colleagues.
An exhibition of some striking images from this series was up in the foyer at City Hall, London for seven weeks in April and May. It attracted reviews in the Evening Standard, ITV Arts and London Live.
A book will be published to coincide with the centenary commemorations in late June 2019.
A YEAR PHOTOGRAPHING A ROYAL MARINES COMMANDO UNIT
I am photographing one of the Royal Marines Commando units throughout an intensive training programme in 2018/19. This involves three to seven day visits working with them training in various locations, including a number of international visits.
The resulting images will be an extensive addition to the Commando's archives. Exhibitions are planned in Scotland and England from the autumn of 2019.
BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE ADAM FESTIVAL
An invitation to photograph a documentary of the Everyday among the players and staff at the 2019 Adam International Chamber Music Festival in Nelson, New Zealand.
My work was all behind the scenes in the run up and during the festival: in the green room, among the rehearsals, alongside the stage crew and the management and staff. Informal chatting/laughter between the players and the focus backstage.
BOOK PUBLISHED OF DAILY LIFE AT WESTMINSTER SCHOOL
I have completed a documentary of daily life in the famous Westminster School in central London. Covering academic 2017/18, it follows my preferred style: un-posed subjects photographed using only ambient light
As with my other documentary work it involved a close relationship with everyone involved in the school: staff, pupils and parents. I photographed all parts of school life, often without those present really being conscious of my being there. My work is all about the picture; the photographer is absolutely not part of the story
The school has published these images in a book. The title, Ad Te Levavi, is the opening line in the school's weekly Latin prayers: Unto thee I lift up (mine eyes).
EXHIBITION HELD IN BRISTOL
FLEETING ENCOUNTERS WITH TEN CATHEDRALS
Commissioned by Bristol Cathedral, this exhibition was on for May 2017. Taken from my cathedral series, it illustrated our transient relationship with surrounding culture, amid the glorious architecture of ten cathedrals.
See this on-line in my gallery: Arts and Cathedrals
WESTMINSTER ABBEY ARCHIVES
I have now completed my work on a contemporary photo-documentary of the lives of those who work in and around Westminster Abbey for the Abbey's archives.
This involved taking unposed photographs of the Abbey staff and volunteers going about their daily lives, including much of the less publicised work that goes on behind the scenes. The project ran from July 2016 to June 2017. There is now a wealth of material which we are working on to create a series that will make sense as a contribution to the Abbey's archives.