Research Output per year
I am a fine art photographer. My research comprises of photographic practice and writing and is concerned with the relationship between the terms 'photograph' and 'queer.' In a nutshell, my research explores ways to make possible a logic of thinking outside of the binary.
My PhD project The Queering of Photography: A Generative Encounter (2014-19) develops a materially rooted queer methodology and presents a critique of binary rooted systems of thinking that exist within dominant discourse of photography.
By turning to the technological and material conditions underpinning the photograph’s existence, my research explores a queering ambition in the form of a photographic agency. This ontological stance enables a discursive mode of investigating core queer concerns, for example questions of difference in the context of assumed closed systems. Developing from a photographic portrait practice that explores the notion of gender as nonconforming, my research has through experimentations using a large format camera generated the photographic works Looking Out, Looking In; Turn; Figural, Figurative; Skin; and Frame.
Entangling traditional photographic disciplines with contemporary feminist concerns, my research contributes to current photography practice and theory, Queer theory, New Materialism and Posthuman philosophy.
I am interested in supervising PhD and MRes students in the following areas: feminist photographic practices and theories, queer methodologies, queer photographic practices and theories, queer activism and representation, New Materialism, Posthumanism, photography and ontology, non-dialectical contemporary philosophy, process-led photographic research.
PhD, Royal College of Art
1 Oct 2014 → 18 Oct 2019
Master, Royal College of Art
1 Oct 2007 → 1 Jul 2009
Bachelor, University of Westminster
1 Oct 2003 → 3 Jul 2006
Visiting Lecturer in Fine Art & Photography , Royal College of Art1 Sep 2013 → …
Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBN › Chapter