Side Shopping

Side is a tourist resort located in the Antalya province of Turkey on the coast of the Turkish Riviera, but this is a resort that appears to have a bit of an identity crisis. Side has some of the most notable ruins of Asia Minor, such as its colossal amphitheatre and the Temple of Apollo; it also possesses some fantastic beaches, a pretty little fishing harbour and quaint narrow streets. However, Side’s principle industry of fishing and its quaint narrow streets have long since been turned over to the trawling for tourists.
In resorts along the Turkish Riviera regular tourist excursions are on offer for shopping in Side at night, these trips are very popular, and the quaint narrow streets come alive with the throng of bargain hunters. This series of images is an investigation and celebration of the tourist shop, and an examination of the creation that goes into enticing the night-time shoppers.

Shooting Party

This project for me is one of memories, exploration and discovery, as I was born, raised and have lived in Breckland all my life. I have a profound love for the people and scenery of this unique part of the English Countryside. I wish to portray the people and landscape of this rural area, as I see them and love them.

‘Shooting Party’ is a series of portraits that presents an insight into a quintessential English game shoot. This series was photographed over the 2011-2012 game-shooting season, amongst 3000 acres of the Besthorpe Hall estate in the heart of Breckland. The current keeper of this estate John Alston CBE likes to preserve as much of the traditions of the English game shoot as he can, and all guns of the shooting party are invited by the estate.

By utilising the land for shooting as well as farming the estate conserves wild plants, maintains hedgerows and spinneys, as well as controlling vermin. This helps to preserve the natural wildlife and countryside of Breckland, as well as tradition. This series of portraits is not just about the people in them, but also about the picturesque area of Norfolk in which they partake in their sport.