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When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees.

National Portrait Gallery

In July 2012 my work was included in The Road to 2012 at the National Portrait Gallery. It was a three year commission started in 2009. Each year I would find and document local sports and community groups within the five Olympic borough. Inspiring, moving and sometimes eccentric, the groups included horse riding in Waltham Forest, sailing in Tower Hamlets, homeless charities, residential homes and gardening groups – mainly volunteer-led, they all help to make our boroughs better places to […]

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Edwin Bowey, 1948 Olympic Wrestler

1948 Olympians

What a summer 2012 was! For over six years, I’d rather slowly been documenting some of the remaining members of the 1948 British Olympic team. The project started in around 2006 or 2007 when I was commissioned by London Borough of Waltham Forest to photograph people with memories of the last London Olympics. Through this project I heard that there had been a very famous swimmer from the borough who’d taken part in the Olympics that year. I pursued this […]

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Narrow Boats

I love Walthamstow Marshes, I feel so lucky to live near them. Once when I was about nine, my Mum took us on holiday from Tottenham to Hertford – whilst most friends were off to Spain, getting off the tube at Tottenham wasn’t what I would have wished for at the time, but it’s certainly a holiday that stayed with me. At that time we cycled a small distance each day, then camped, I can’t remember how long it took, […]

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