THE WORK Mothers of transformation: the everyday heroism of women
This series is based on Ceridwen, the Godess of transformation. These portraits are of women as Mothers of the community: crash mats and guides to a more enriched and balanced lives of those who need support and care at a pivotal moment of their lives. This is the everyday role of these women.
My intention is to depict a fun, loving and empowered portrayal of these impressive individuals.
My aim is to capture and celebrate the essence of these women who support other people during a transformative time in their lives: from homelessness to shelter; from harm to safety, towards equilibrium. These women instil a sense of wellness for the women they meet. I want to portray their core with a contrasting aspect of their character, both ‘on’ and ‘off’ duty: both ‘at play’ and ‘in the office’.
It’s an honour to photograph these women in their daily environment and tell their inspirational and inspired stories.
I’ve been interpreting and capturing moments on film from an early age, playing with light and movement to bring characters and their stories alive. Having studied Fine Art, I have a keen eye for detail and enjoy the creative interpretation of images. With a degree in Drama, and NFTS and BBC training, specialising in Film and TV, I bring action to life through a lens. I enjoy, explore, examine and experiment in order to enhance and develop my work.
“There is a feeling of what you might call the ‘unchanging, ever-changing’ in her work.”
Thank you to Leanne Wood for the sponsorship and Phrame Collective for the support and encouragement
This album has been an adventure | antur to make – a bit like plunging in to the North Sea without a wetsuit, swimming towards the rainbow! No, it’s not me on the front cover, but I’m in awe of these women, with their orange floats, who swam at North Berwick on a wet winter’s day. The album is dedicated to love and laughter, and days that unfold – a doorway to delight.
There is also a songbook, including original photographs of magical places in Wales along with the lyrics. I can post a copy to you, when you get in touch.
Trip arbennig i Batagonia i greu cynwys ar gyfer Urdd Gobaith Cymru yn cynnwys ffilm a ffotograffiaeth. Tra yno, torreth o luniau ac eitem ar gyfer Boom Plant hefyd. Braf oedd cael croeso gan y brodorion yno a chael cyfle i ymweld â Nant-y-Pysgod a thirwedd anhygoel y Paith, Yr Andes a’r ddinas fyrlymus Buenos Aires
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A wonderful trip to Patagonia, creating content for Urdd Gobaith Cymru including filming and photography. Also excited to have made an item for Boom. It was fantastic to receive such a warm welcome from the Welsh community and have a chance to visit Nant-y-Pysgod and see the incredible landscape of the Steppe, The Andes and the buzzing Buenos Aires.
A fabulous week delivering film making workshops producing a couple of classic and topical films. Themes ranging from climate emergency and a view of success, along with a promo of the week. A great bunch of lovely people.
Good to be back at Llanover Hall – a wonderful location for creativity. Glad that the place I was introduced to photography is still there inspiring so many people . I loves the Diff! Thank you Criw Celf.
Looking forward to the exhibition in Arcade on the 17th of August.
A triad of poems reflecting on solitude and our relationship with nature as we process emotions.
A collaboration between the visual artist and a poet where the language of words and the moving image collide in a beautiful symmetry.
An exploration of the film maker’s response to the imagery in the poems.
Very positive response from the audience @chaptermoviemaker. Thanks Tom for the description of “eloquent”!
As part of #timetotalk day today, here’s a new version of Void, a song and film that aims to raise awareness of mental health. This film explores the themes of suicide and captures the essence of a state of mind. Let’s continue the conversation about mental health and support people who are facing difficulties. Let’s be open and strong in order to eliminate stigma, and celebrate creativity in our community.
Thank you to those who made this project possible.
A good, energetic start to 2019 with a Dance, Drama, Sound and Film collaboration. Ymladd explores the connections and creative possibilities between dance and boxing. The project, which has been an explosive collaboration between dance and boxing communities, aims to give voice to women’s boxing in Wales, and to celebrate the female experience of combative forms of training, using boxing technique as a physical vocabulary for dance.
Watch the film, and the shadow concept brought to the performance by the film maker. I’d be delighted to hear your comments.
I thoroughly enjoyed working in the studio with the lights, lens kit and ladder, along with the dancers and colleagues at USW.
There will be another performance in early April, along with continued work on the boxing documentary.