Photography to me is a way of slowing things down and noticing – especially with film processes and clockwork cameras. In 2014, I experienced burnout after five years as a business journalist in London. I gave it all up to find more balance, study an art history Masters in Manchester and become a photographer; it was here I discovered the quiet, escape and magic in chemical methods of making photographs.
The darkroom is my favourite part of photography. It lets me bring a lot of myself to the image, going backwards and forwards from the enlarger to the trays to the sink and back again, looking closely, splitting the image and adapting the light for the next try.
Last year, I joined 5 other photographers to form artist group Unio Collective after being selected for a photography talent programme in Manchester through Redeye - The Photography Network. I am currently working from my own dark room at A4 Studios of artists in Manchester.