“There’s something in Helena’s photographs that I have never seen before. I think it is her capacity to turn the simplest objects into real beauty. She has this ability to picture the soul of her subjects and turn it into art.”
Over the years I have had the opportunity to photograph some spectacular subjects, with a particular passion for historical conservation, architectural new-build, people and products. As a designer for some 30 years, I find the beauty in everything I photograph, and detect the extraordinary in the ordinary.
My current work includes the restoration of an Edwardian greenhouse on a private estate, the renovation and conservation of the home of early 20thc artist David Parr, and photography for silversmith Tamar De Vries Winter, Rebecca Ilett, jeweller and sculpture, and Lucy Churchill, stone carver to name a few- see portfolios ‘architectural’ and ‘products’.
Photographing people is always an honour, and I enjoy both the formal and informal photography whether it is for use on a website, a family album or a commission for art on the wall- see portfolio ‘people’
In ‘Facial Paralysis- a Photo Diary’, March 2018, I try to shine a spotlight on Ramsay Hunt Syndrome, a rare form of shingles that paralyses the face, in an exhibition at the Houses of Parliament. The exhibition was supported by the charity Facial Palsy UK, and any queries can be obtained from them. I contracted the illness in March 2016, and took daily photographs during my recovery. Selected portraits show my journey of despair, pain, isolation and eventual relief. - see ‘facial palsy'
If you would like to discuss photography for a project, I would love to talk to you, and would be delighted to hear from you. I am based in Cambridgeshire, UK.
+44 (0)7858 262120
photo credit: MIKE SIMS