“The most important aspects are always the people – my year group, and the excellent dedicated staff that we have at Edward St., City Campus. I spend a lot of time here using the facilities but it is also like a second home.”
Please tell us a bit about your work and your influences
My work has always been primarily based in photographing, picturing, aspects of the landscape – the urban, the natural, and those places in-between.
My current project, entitled ‘Latitudes of the longitude’, is an investigation into the ephemeral line of GMT that runs through Greenwich in London, North to South over 200 miles of England. Researching the histories and geo-politics of the longitude and the quest to accurately ‘fix’ it, I follow this line and photograph it in the manner of a wandering journey – reflexively photographing the experience, responding both to the concept and to the places.
Can you tell us a bit about your journey to you course and made you choose it?
I came to a decision to return to education and change direction during the Covid pandemic, as I’m sure many people did. I had time to re-prioritise and decided to take on the Master’s course. It was a big commitment but also one that felt quite natural as I had done my BA here at Brighton, graduating in 2002. There were even some familiar faces and I have the same tutor (Xavier Ribas) as in 2002!
What were the highlights of the course for you?
The most important aspects are always the people – my year group, and the excellent dedicated staff that we have at Edward St., City Campus. I spend a lot of time here using the facilities but it is also like a second home.
Was the location of your course in Brighton important?
It was essential that I be based in Brighton as it is where I have lived and worked for twenty years and, having put all my resources into doing the course, it was great to be in the locale of my campus.
What are your plans after graduation? What’s next for you?
As an emerging artist, I hope to continue to make work and exhibit and will work towards employment in arts, arts education. My current project has more legs in it, so I would like to continue on with it!
What advice would you give to someone considering doing postgraduate study?
My advice is to do your research and think through what you expect from a course and make sure that you understand the demands. As someone returning to study after twenty years away, I had to carefully plan how the study would be feasible, realistically achieved.