My work is concerned with the complexities of Class, Masculinity and Violence. I use my own history of childhood poverty and normative aggression and violence to confront trauma and to interrogate my role in society.
I use materials representative of the social fabric that we encounter in our daily lives. Through an iterative, almost performative process of application and destruction I push materials to their limits with physicality and aggression integral to the process.
My photographic work is focussed on my own anonymised body in empty space. An exploration of my flesh as geography, always changing and impacted by my choices. Props and postures that have personal historical resonance are deployed to create ambiguity and tension. I aim to confront myself unflinchingly.