Back in April this year, I had the honour of photographing Tim Bliss who lives in the same town as myself. Tim is renowned for his work as a neuroscientist whose has done much to provide a neural explanation for learning and memory. Studying the hippocampus, the memory centre of the brain. In 2016, Tim and his colleagues, Graham Collingridge and Richard Morris won a prestigious award nicknamed the Brain Prize, for their seminal work on understanding what happens in the brain when we make, and lose, memories.
Just to reveal who is behind the camera – I don’t actually wear these glasses when I am taking photographs, but need them for the smaller details….
I had the honour of being selected for this book to produce some images of a traditional barber. It was a fun photography project that involved meeting men of various ages who visited James the Barber in Aylsham. The experience was very fulfilling and special. To be accepted into an all male environment and listen to their conversations. One particular man said, ” This is a Mans cave. We can come here and talk about our problems and also have a laugh. We are a unity of kindred spirits.” Since I took these images, James has retired and the shop is empty at present. I am glad I had this opportunity to creatively document the energy, characters and uniqueness of this family run barbers shop.
It’s a ‘JOY’ to be selected at Houghton Hall 2018
Our work is running alongside Damien Hirst, which is a great honour.
I am thrilled to be selected for the second year at Houghton Hall with Norfolk by Design showing the best Norfolk based Artists. Click the link below to find out more…
I am working on a photographic project that explores childhood memories, places once visited and that still exist today. Reflecting and creatively documenting the same buildings, spaces, locations and structures that function in the present day. This image of The Holiday Diner is a limited edition of prints for sale via Norfolk by Design.
Recently found out that I have one of my photographs from Millennium photo library published. I had to giggle as the photo was originally taken about my family and looking out of my parents bedroom window – retracing childhood memories. However, I was totally surprised that it has been used to illustrate something much more serious as world issues go…
Just entered some portraits for the British Journal of Photography ‘Portrait of Britain 2017 Competition. This image of Tom is from a series of portraits about my son’s friends and their transition to adulthood. These are portraits of the future generation – They represent our hopes and aspirations. As parents we watch and learn from our children and how they have been effected by the current political decision making in the UK.
I am thrilled that I have been selected to exhibit at the Retina International Photography Festival in Edinburgh this July 2017.
A personal documentary photography project about Artistic Roller Skaters.
Debby Besford captures the dedication these young artistic skaters show for their sport and stand in glory in their home environments. Roller skating demands similar technical elements to ice skating; this Photo Essay captures a highly skillful yet forgotten sport.
This is an ongoing project.
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Photography News!! May 2017
Superstar, Las Vegas, USA. Work in Prestigious Show.
Just sold one of my archival prints at The Compton Gallery. Curated by Laura Long, Fine Artist. Very excited to be part of the show. This exhibition brings new and exciting young artists’ work to a wider audience, whilst showcasing the work of established artists. With there being a wealth of artistic talent on the doorstep, Laura Long Contemporary also offers artists from Gloucestershire, Norwich and London the opportunities to establish a reputation beyond their locale. Running till May 26th 2017.
Photographing my niece was such a special moment last summer. We both had so much fun together. I took some photographs of her in between much laughter and her incredible boundless energy. This portrait is Georgie looking at herself in a mirror – curious and silent. A wonderful and precious girl with a beautiful spirit.