I am an artist, photographer, content producer and educator based in St Leonards-on-Sea. I am known for my photographs of London and its music culture and for events and blogging.
Locally, my activity includes event & portrait photography, workshops and talks.
My work engages with themes of music, community, home, environment, multiculturalism and youth-culture.
I have exhibited an installation titled “Who Wants A Rewind?” at Tate Modern (curated by Stance Podcast), had a solo show on Carnaby Street and group shows in London, Bristol, Sweden and NYC. My work has been published in places like Vice, Red Bull Music, Dazed, FACT and The Guardian.
I frequently lecture and give talks on Youth Culture, Photography, Grime Music and Event organisation at places such as UCLA LCC, Anglo Educational Services and DV8 Sussex.
In 2018 I was invited by Youth Club Archive to talk about my music photography and related culture at the V&A and has previously participated in a UCL Urban Laboratory Workshop about creativity in the suburbs.
My seminal blog Drumz Of The South was established in 2004 as a means to sharing photography, interviews and other information about South London music & culture, with an emphasis on the then newly emerging Dubstep scene. Seen and read by thousands of people around the world, the blog contributed to the growth of Dubstep from a small suburban music scene to a globally recognised genre. I frequently work with record labels including Hyperdub, Keysound Recordings and Souljazz. I have written articles on music and culture for print publications in the UK, Portugal and France.
Workshop facilitation experience includes Photography, Photoshop and video with under 16s, Over 50s and young people not in education or employment.
From 2012-2015 I ran a community-focused cafe and venue programming a diverse range of music, art and ecology events, exhibitions and workshops with local artists, makers & groups as well as the wider community. This included an annual concentrated weekend programme of music, art and film as part of The Crystal Palace festival.
Other public and participatory projects include Mapping The Palace – a project mapping locals’ memories of Crystal Palace at a time of change in the area, The Free Cafe – a mobile cafe facilitating & recording on street conversations with the public about public space and an exploration into alternative economies via a bartering event.
I have been a guest and/or featured on Radio Primavera Sound talking about her relationship to London music, harkaran.com, Time Out London, BBC Collective Sound of Dubstep documentary and Le Cool. I consult on subjects such as photography of Pirate Radio Stations and zines and one-off publications about underground music.