UNIQUELY HARPENDEN

‘Invent your world.  Surround yourself with people, colour, sounds and work that nourishes you.’  Sark

Harpenden, Hertfordshire has been my base for almost 15 years. I began my photographic journey six years ago and collaborate with the locals every year to showcase some of the unique character of our town. Creative works I’ve completed include Harpenden Doors (2015), Harpenden Shoes (2016), Harpenden Letters (2017) and Harpenden Reds (2018). You can view these at my home studio by appointment.

#furcoatnoknickers

I’m thrilled to reveal my 2019 project of eleven Harpenden women of substance taking a cheeky stand against being stereotyped as #furcoatsnoknickers. Read the story here.

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#harpendenletters

Inspired by Camden Market, I photographed some of the little details of Harpenden to make up it’s name. Try and get your visitors to guess where each of the letters was photographed! This artwork can only be purchased framed as it is a non-standard landscape format. POA.

Letters of iconic and special landmarks and places in Harpenden which make up the town’s name.

Letters of iconic and special landmarks and places in Harpenden which make up the town’s name.

This delightful burst of colour shows off some of the vibrance of our town and is best presented on a block mount. Prints available.

This delightful burst of colour shows off some of the vibrance of our town and is best presented on a block mount. Prints available.

#Harpendenreds

I can’t help but smile when I look at this flaming collection of colour. I’ve always had a soft spot for redheads and Harpenden is filled with these bright, adventurous souls. There are so many shades of reds too. I loved this project. It was an honour to meet and photograph these wonderful characters and I’m most grateful they participated in this crazy artwork!

Prices start at £20 for an 8 x 10 inch print.

A great conversation piece, this much loved piece is best mounted and framed in ebony and glass. Prints available.

A great conversation piece, this much loved piece is best mounted and framed in ebony and glass. Prints available.

#harpendenshoes

Harpenden Shoes is a photographic art work of a collection of resident’s shoes on their owner’s feet to celebrate the beauty and diversity of this key fashion accessory; about 37 shoe lovers signed up their feet and shoes.

During the shoots, I saw strangers converted to friends in minutes; and quiet people light up my studio with personality. This project was not about photographs of shoes, which is how it started, it became about paying homage to shoes and showing how they bring confidence, meaning, and even change to our lives.

Prices start at £20 for an A4 print.

Perfect in the heart of the home, the doors look beautiful mounted and framed in light oak and glass. Prints available.

Perfect in the heart of the home, the doors look beautiful mounted and framed in light oak and glass. Prints available.

#harpendendoors

I’ve always admired beautiful doorways, and I’m sure a front door does say a little about the people who live there.  

In the summer of 2015, I started a personal project to photograph the doorways of Harpenden that caught my attention. They didn’t have to be fancy or perfectly kept; just interesting.

A few of my clients have requested an explanation of where these doorways can be found, so please ask if you would like a ‘doorway treasure hunt’ to accompany the work.

Prices start at £20 for an A4 print.

The sun lights up the mist rising off the River Lea on a frosty morning. Magical.

The sun lights up the mist rising off the River Lea on a frosty morning. Magical.

#HARPENDENBEAUTYSPOTS

I’ve been working on this project since 2017 and it is going to take a few years. I would like to capture the bloom of spring blossoms, the magic of snow, autumn leaves in the park, dells of bluebells at the Oval, the vast green of summer fields, dancing poppy heads… and it all takes time. I would like the beauty spots to be special images. Keepers. The members of my Harpenden through the lens FaceBook group help by letting me know when they find special beauty spots too.