Wondrous is an ongoing project looking at femininity in older women. Society today tends to purport that the aging body in no longer attractive. In these images I am challenging that notion by exploring the ageing skin as something beautiful in itself, where body awareness and sensuality can still be enjoyed. I am also interested in the vulnerability of my subjects as well as their internal reflections and wisdom.

The Golden Mile

The Golden Mile is the name given to an infamous and popular stretch of beachfront in Durban, South Africa. Returning after many years to my hometown, this area appeared as a microcosm for both the new South Africa and the remnants of the previous State.

Original buildings and monuments, like minitown, still exist along new structures like the Casino. There is a mix of people from different cultural backgrounds mingling together alongside emblems of the old regime. There are, for example, the nannies of old in their uniforms and the sharp differential between rich and poor, but the difference is that it is now a cross-racial phenomenon as opposed to the black and white dogma of the apartheid era.

The Water's Edge

2007 marks the 800th birthday of the Borough of Liverpool, which was created by Royal Charter in 1207. To mark the occasion Open Eye Gallery has produced The Water's Edge, a photographic commission, exhibition and book that explores a neglected area of the city's cultural history. It is concerned with the women who work, or worked, in and around the city's waterfront, or who have departed from it to work at sea.

An oral archive of these womens' stories was created by Dr Joanne Lacey. My remit was to photograph the woman herself rather than the woman at work.

Teenagers Belfast

These portraits are from a series called which was commissioned by Belfast Exposed Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

The remit was to empower these teenagers with a sense of individuality and to locate them within environments that bear no reference to the political struggles or past emblems of this. I wanted to portray these young people as normal teenagers, positive symbols of a new and developing society although still showing signs of a specific culture in the dress, the buildings, the light, the landscapes.