Born Brighton 1979. Lives and works in London

I use photography as an exploratory tool. I conduct fieldwork to generate an experiential understanding of a place/subject/situation. I develop a critical framework based on reflective practice, collaboration and participation.


Selected Exhibitions


2019          Witness Objects, Historijski Muzej Bosne I Hercegovine, Sarajevo (Forthcoming)

                  An Exhibition of Paintings and Other Works by David Troostwyk, Camberwell College of Arts

2018          London Nights, Museum of London

                  Chelsea #6, Staff Show, Chelsea College of Art

2017          Salon 17, Photofusion, Brixton

                  Chelsea #5, Staff Show, Chelsea College of Art

2014          Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize 2013, The Beany, Canterbury

                  Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize 2013, Cheltenham Art Gallery, Cheltenham (June/July)

                  Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize 2013, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh


2013          Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize 2013, National Portrait Gallery, London

                  Democratic Salon, Stills Gallery, Edinburgh

2011          Collection One, The Photography Collective, Institut Francais, Edinburgh

2009          Tones of Voices, Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

2007          Hermitage, Galerie Weisraum, Kyoto, Japan

2006          Keeping Faith II, Festival of Middle Eastern Spirituality & Peace, The Chaplaincy, Edinburgh

                  Fotofreo Freemantle Festival, Code Red Gallery, Perth, Australia

2005          Fashion Moves, Institut Francais, Edinburgh

                  4 Windows, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh

2004          No Man's Land: The Chattri, Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, Brighton

                  No Man's Land: The Chattri, Institut Francais, Edinburgh

                  Keeping Faith, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

2003          Degree Show, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh

                  Sons & Mothers, Whistler Festival, Collins Gallery, Glasgow

2002          Poet Print, Scottish Poetry Library, Edinburgh





2013               TKT: Content & Language Integrated Learning Certificate, University of Cambridge

2009-10          Post-graduate Teaching Qualification in Further Education, Dundee University

2000-03          1st Class BA (Hons) Visual Communication in Photography, Edinburgh College of Art

1998-99          National Diploma in Design (Photography), Brighton College



Awards & Funding


  • Genesis Imaging Student Bursary Award 2019, London College of Communication

  • Art & Reconciliation Reseach Group 2019

  • Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize 2013, exhibiting artist

  • British Journal of Photography Endframe Award Shortlist

  • Edinburgh Fringe Festival Exhibition, Sponsored by Kodak

  • Hospitalfield Residency, Arbroath

  • Scottish Arts Council Collection

  • Russell Trust Award

  • Scottish National Portrait Gallery Commission

  • Royal High School Exhibit

  • Irene Fairgreve scholarship Award 'Best in Show'



Teaching Experience


  • University of the Arts London, Outreach Practitioner, CCW, March 2016- Present

  • Photofusion, Workshop Leader - Alternative processes/BW Film/Zone System 2016 - Present

  • 36Exp, Portraiture Workshop Leader 2016

  • Uxbridge College, Art & Design Lecturer, Sept 2015- Aug 2016

  • South Essex College, Course Leader UAL Level 4 Foundation Art & Design, Jan 2013- Aug 2015

  • Edinburgh College (formerly Stevenson College Edinburgh), 2007-2013

  • Victoria & Albert Museum, Workshop leader 2013

  • National Galleries of Scotland, Freelance Photography Lecturer, 2003-2012

  • Stills Gallery, Photography Lecturer, 2003-2012 PT

  • Edinburgh Academy, photography Teacher, 2007-2012 PT

  • Napier University, Photography Lecturer, 2005-2007

  • Edinburgh College of Art, Teaching Technician/Acting College Photographer, 2002-2004




Portrait of Janet Manderson at the National Portrait Gallery, London, 2013 (top) and the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, 2014.