15–23 Nov 2013. Exhibition: Response, Lucy Bell Gallery

A photograph from my Digital Archaeology project has been selected for the Response exhibition at:


Lucy Bell Gallery
46 Norman Road
St Leonards on Sea
East Sussex TN38 0EJ




Response: a democratic experimental exhibition

This exhibition was aimed at promoting upcoming talent, via peer photographers. The Lucy Bell Gallery and The Miniclick Photography Talks held the ‘Everyone is a Curator’ event as part of the Brighton Photo Fringe 2013.


Around 100 photographers submitted about 700 digital images, which were then checked out on screen, by the public and the event curators (including Eleanor MacNair (White Cube Gallery), Helen Trompeteler (NPG), Rachel Segal Hamilton (Ideas Tap), Laura Pannack (photographer), Lucy Bell (Lucy Bell Gallery) and Jim Stephenson (Miniclick Founder)). Selected photos were printed there and then and pinned to a wall, to create a constantly changing and evolving exhibition. The public then marked their favourite prints, and the event curators selected 10 of the most popular images for reprinting at 20 × 30 inches and inclusion in the Response exhibition at The Lucy Bell Gallery the following week.


The standard was incredibly high, and due to the very high number of entries the live curation ran into a second day. The reaction to the process and the evolving exhibition, both from the public and photographers who submitted work, was superb, and the weekend had a buzzing, exciting atmosphere. This exhibition is made up of the work of ten photographers selected from the ‘Everyone is a Curator’ event, by the curators, the peers and the public. The show at the Lucy Bell Gallery also featured a large-scale photograph of the evolving exhibition from the ‘Everyone is a Curator’ event as it was when it closed at 5pm on Sunday 3 November.


The 10 selected photographers: Christopher Bethell, Jocelyn Allen, Richard Cutler, Peter Gates, Sam Laughlin, Margaret Mitchell, Nikosono, Kajal Nisha Patel, Kristina Salgvik, Amelia Shepherd.

Posted on: 14 November 2013.

20 Oct 2013. MA graduation – with distinction

Just graduated with an MA Photography degree with distinction from Brighton University. Comments on my final project Insecta:


''An ambitious and very confident project exquisitely handled throughout, culminating in an exceptionally beautiful book. I'd really love to own this!''
(Mark Power, Magnum photographer and lecturer)


''Highly focused, sophisticated and visually seductive work. The attention to technical detail, design, display and resolution is extraordinary.''
(Fergus Heron, photographer and lecturer)


''The book that you have produced is really beautiful and complex and thoughtful.''
(Joanna Lowry, MA Photography Course Leader, Brighton University)




Installation views of my Insecta project in /world.

Posted on: 20 October 2013.

20–27 Sep 2013. MA Degree Exhibition: /world

I will be exhibiting my latest project Insecta for my master’s degree show.


The Faculty of Arts Gallery

University of Brighton

68 Grand Parade

Brighton BN2 0JY


All are welcome to the private view: Friday 20 September from 6 pm.



The project looks at the human need to collect and catalogue, and our fascination with the natural world. I couldn’t have done it without The Booth Museum of Natural History allowing me to root around its collections.


See the exhibition website for more information: /world.



Image from my Insecta project.

Posted on: 12 September 2013.

1 May 2012. Prints at EatonNott, Brighton

Large A1 prints (70 × 100 cm frames) from my Tempus Fugit series are available from the Brighton-based interior design boutique/studio EatonNott.

EatonNott caters for those who seek the unusual, desirable and bizarre. A collaboration between two artists – Jess Eaton and Jon Nott – EatonNott sources and creates a range of marvels for the stylist or interior designer looking to really enchant their client.


(Note added in 2015: EatonNott have sadly ceased trading.)



Posted on: 24 April 2012.

2 Jun 2011. Master’s degree in photography

I’ve just received an unconditional offer of a place on the University of Brighton’s highly regarded MA Photography degree course. I'm well chuffed as they have about 60–80 applicants but only a dozen or so places, and my first degree is in chemistry, not art! One of my tutor’s will be Magnum photographer Mark Power.



Elsie, 1927, by Rich Cutler.

Posted on: 2 June 2011.