Exemplum and Positions of Power combine a series of environmental portraits and digital conversations. Initially shown as part of The Liverpool Fringe Biennial in 2018 as part of The Redeye Photography Residency, Light-box Disparity Collective project.
Exemplum: is a text /image/photographic game created using social media and text message. The game began in May 2018 and explores notions of connection and identity using social media as a form of engagement, whilst attempting to make the participant both the subject and the audience.
Images exist from both Exemplum and Positions of Power as huge banner type images to tiny photographs incorporating responses from the game and mimicking traditional advertising and/or positive affirmations that fills popular social media such as Instagram.
The series draws some influence from Marshall Mcluen’s Global Village/Theatre “ The idea that the global village and the electronic media create unified communities. In an interview with Gerald Stearn,  McLuhan says that it never occurred to him that uniformity and tranquility were the properties of the global village. McLuhan argued that the global village ensures maximal disagreement on all points because it creates more discontinuity and division and diversity under the increase of the village conditions”.
To play the game - send a text to 07791494173 - stating PLAY.
Positions of Power: is a series of portraits of individuals making change not traditionally associated with power or Blackpool. The images are not of people in typical “power” positions. The series explores how portraits historically depict wealth and stature, and how typically today, celebrity and commerce. Flipping this idea, the photographs are of people instilling non-traditional “under the radar power”, beginning with Blackpool as a backdrop, a place often used as the “poster girl” for the UKs problems. The photographs show altruistic power.
This personal photographic series explores the psychology of place and people, communities/ new communities/digital communities and how modern life draws belief systems from popular culture and mass media.