I am a photographer and founder of msdm, a London-based house-studio-gallery for photographic practice. In my works I often interweave my own photography with orphan photographs, found objects and media/ archival research to draw links between experiences of contemplative photography and synchronicity in everyday life. The presentation formats include: installation, art publishing and exhibition-making as medium. I am very interested in queer creative practice, particularly self-organised forms of studio work, exhibition-making and publishing.
I am Senior Lecturer in Art Photography and Photobook Publishing in the School of Arts and Creative Industries at the London South Bank University, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
msdm projects have been featured in numerous publications including Dear Aby Warburg: What can be done with images? Dealing with Photographic Material, Order and Collapse: The Lives of Archives, and Watching Europe and Beyond: Survellance, Art and Photography in the New Millenium.
msdm photobookworks include Nothing to Undo,Bus-Spotting+ A Story, Super-Private and Queer Paper Gardens. They are in public collections, including Victoria & Albert Museum’s National Art Library, London and Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET), New York. They’ve also been recognised by Kassel and Arles photobook awards and Sheffield International Artists’ Books Awards. The Found Photo Foundation, part of the studio holdings, is a home for orphan photographs and source for the Orphan editions.