I am a positive, motivated and forward thinking individual who always aims to learn from new experiences. Through the years, my commitment to writing and photography has developed, whether through personal motivation or a specialised institution. Within the realms of my photography, I often draw inspiration from everyday themes to develop concepts. I incorporate elements of documentary in my work, where I regularly establish relationships as a prerequisite before shooting, to produce discourses in a variety of contexts. My photography, which ranges from documentary to fashion, has led to co-curating and showcasing in an exhibition in Brick Lane, to shooting a lookbook for London Fashion Week Men’s and Milan and Paris Fashion Week. Developing my writing further, I applied my skills to my dissertation; ‘How Has Documentary Photography Merged with Fashion Photography to Create a New Hybrid Genre?’ which was commended by Sally Waterman, archivist for fashion photographer Juergen Teller. This was an extension of my strong passion for writing, which for years I have expressed through freelance and personal work. With a strong interest in menswear and regularly attending shows at LFWM such as KTZ, Barbour, Baartmans and Siegel, Belstaff, Christopher Raeburn and Ximon Lee, I have built up an array of reports to add to a portfolio of interviews with well renown photographers such as Ari Marcopoulos, Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, Stephen Gill and i-D x McQ Eyewear photographer Olivia Rose. In addition to personal opinion pieces and submissions, I was recently contacted by womenswear designer Nicola Bacchilega and asked to contribute a written piece discussing his AW17 collection and campaign for Vogue Italia, which will be published this September.Locked Pro Plan feature
Reviewing Nicola Bacchilega's AW17 collection, whilst discussing the brand's profile and campaign.
Proofreader and Copywriter for Leaders in Community (LIC), predominantly focusing on company newsletters.
Photographer for community projects and partnerships for Poplar HARCA
Content Writing for The Fashionisto
Review of Ashish AW17
Collaborating with an intern at Leaders in Community (LIC) for a program funded by Estée Lauder.
‘The Gender Revolution within Menswear’ an article discussing the fluidity within menswear for Pansy Magazine.
Work for Mazinyi featuring in the Collezioni Magazine and buyers guide at Milan Fashion Week.
Portraiture series and accompanying interviews focusing on effects of gentrification for TRIP Magazine.
Photographer for the Mazinyi SS17 lookbook for London Fashion Week Men’s (LCM) and Paris Fashion Week.
Curating and exhibiting at the Free Range Photography Exhibition in Brick Lane as part of an independent 16 part collective.
Photographing and interviewing subjects for a project focusing on the changes and lives of parallel societies. It was self published as a book.
Interviewing Gucci photographer, Ari Marcopoulos and i-D x McQ photographer, Olivia Rose.
Photographing the ICCO Global Awards
Working with international filmmakers WhittyGordon on a collaborated project focusing on the social changes in Hackney. I assisted with filming and worked independently through photography, film and the process of interviewing.
Collaborated for the Community Leadership development program run by School of Geography at Queen Mary, University of London.
A series of environmental portraits of Charlie Clark, director of SUPA Model Management.
Photographing the launch night of the ‘Time=Change’ exhibition
Assisting and photographing at The Show Space Re-Treat, renamed Scout Cast Produce, with casting agent Nikki Sheldon.
Designing and photographing a report for Phoenix Primary and Secondary School.
Interviewing photographers Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, Stephen Gill, Paul Biddle, Christopher Jonassen, Damian Bao, Julio Etchart, David Morris, Sabine Mirlesse , Ian Bramham and the award winning photographer, Jordi Ruiz Cirera, as part of a personal project.
Assisting artist Tareshvari Robinson for her ‘Time=Change’ exhibition at Espacio Gallery. As a prerequisite to the process of sculpturing, I photographed the models and assisted in creating colour pallets to match skin shades and undertones.
2.1 Dissertation: “How Has Documentary Photography Merged with Fashion Photography to Create a New Hybrid Genre?”
Foundation Diploma in Art and Design (Design and Media), Merit
A-Level Media (A), Photography (B), Critical and Contextual Studies (B), Graphics (C)
Assisted with the production of high quality photographs for a Community Leadership development program run by School of Geography at Queen Mary, University London. Professor Alison Blunt