As a photographer operating in the environmental humanities, my practice adopts a phenomenological approach to the study of landscape. To identify, recognise and convey the harmful legacy of fossil fuels on the environment, I combine experimental photography with science and ecology to construct new representations of landscape.
My current project analyses the industrial waste landscape of the former Michael Colliery site along the Fife coastline. Reimagining brownfield sites as places of possibility, I challenge preconceptions of wastelands as neglected sites by exploring the liminal space between ecological contamination and resurgence.
To explore ecological and industrial activities, I combine photographic fieldwork with camera-less imagery to investigate ideas of livingness in subterranean environments. Working with site-specific materials, I analyse the earth as an active material, providing deeper insight into contaminated lands. In this project, I explore iron as a mineral, contaminant, and image- maker.
Nominated for the international Kyotographie KG+ Award in 2018, my imagery is influenced by Japanese Zen philosophy, adopting a subtle, minimalist, and contemplative aesthetic.