North of the Map (from the True North, Magnetic North, Grid North series)
Gelatin silver print
Travel is central to my art practice as it makes possible personal encounters with natural phenomena. My work is predominantly inspired by my visits to the Arctic in an effort to find the North. The Arctic is constantly moving, melting, reforming, appearing and disappearing. The weather changes, erases, creates or simply hides the land. Even Magnetic North shifts constantly and eludes paper maps and compasses. To travel is to voyage off the map. In these vast voids, the traveller turns inwards on an imaginary journey. One starts to imagine what could be there as well as what is.
BA (Hons), Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, 2009
John Norris Wood Natural Forms, Royal College of Art, 2011; Visual Editor, Royal College of Art, 2011; Man Group Photography Prize, Royal College of Art, 2010; D&AD New Blood Exhibition, Kensington Olympia, London, 2009