During my three years of studying commercial photography at Plymouth College of Art, I have refined my style as an editorial photographer. I tend to shoot a variety of different people, places and things, whether that be through documentary, fashion or sports, however my work always falls under the editorial umbrella. Although I appreciate the benefits of shooting on digital, I have a passion for shooting on analogue cameras and therefore almost all of my images are shot on medium format film.
For my FMP I have been documenting life along the coastline of my home county, Cornwall, and in particular focusing on the South West Coast Path. I have been interested in the way Cornwall has evolved from its foundation of fishing, mining and farming into a busy tourist hotspot, enticing the rest of the country with its rich and beautiful coastline. To contrast this the country happens to be one of the poorest regions in Europe, with many local people struggling to afford housing as wealthy second home owners dominate the property market.
My project explores the way that the coast path can be seen as a silver lining to an unsaid cloud of poverty that looms over much of the county.