About

Who Am I?

I am a portrait, street and documentary photographer and writer.

I have dabbled in many things along my path. I worked for sixteen years during which I acquired an MA in Criminology and a PhD entitled Suicide In Prison. I published academic papers, established myself as a specialist in qualitative research. It was here I really understood my love for exploring peoples stories.

I was made redundant in 2009 I took the opportunity to explore other avenues and do something less emotionally intense, although it might be argued that photography is just as emotionally intense!

I then embarked on a new journey through food writing, blogging and running a little underground restaurant in my home. I competed an MA in Creative Writing and focused my attention on setting up a catering business, which I established in 2011. In 2010 I was head hunted for Britain’s Best Dish and won for Wales making it to the quarter finals, and a finalist in the Network She women in business awards. My supper club was listed in the Sunday Times, The Observer and Elle magazine as one of the top five in the UK.

Throughout all of this, well since I was 11 really, I have taken photographs. Firstly on film and then with a small point and shoot camera. In 2009 alongside my food blog I began to take photographs more seriously, as part of my own collection and as part of my food business.

Last year I embarked on a professional photography course to improve my skills this year I established DLB Photography, my part-time photography business.

 

Photographic commissions
August 2018 – Phia fashion shoot
October 2018 – Phia fashion shoot (number 2)
October 2018 – Seafish UK/Coleg Llandrillo
January 2019 – Pop-up photo studio
March 2019 – Claire’s YogaRami
April 2019 – Studio9 Art Collective
August 2019 – Tuned-In Travel: Houghton Festival. Photographing the arrival of festival goers and the festival weekend
Photographic Exhibitions
January 2018- Cambrian Open Exhibition
Spring 2018- Bangor Gallery (Bangor Arts Initiative)
Summer 2019 – Ty Glyndwr (Art in the Bar)- Collaborative exhibition bringing art into spaces other than galleries
Summer 2019 – Bangor Arts Initiative
August 2019 – LLAWN Llandudno Arts Weekend solo exhibition                                                October 2019 – Presentation of my work in progress at the Northern Eye Festival, Colwyn Bay                                                                                                                                                           October 2019- Group exhibition as part of the Northern Eye Fringe at Pontio Arts Centre, Bangor. Presentation of contemporary photography to coincide with the production Y Cylch Sialc

Stock images and editorial
I have a selection of images exhibited and for sale with Getty Images. The link to my page and one of my latest images is
https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/photo/full-length-of-man-leaning-on-stone-wall-royalty-free-image/1077454410
Photography skills
Digital 35mm – Canon 6D mark II
Nikon Fe – 35mm
Yashica Fx2 – 35mm
Mamiya C330 medium format
Black and white darkroom – hand printing

Mac and PC literate – using Adobe photoshop and lightroom

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