“I guess that photographing my own country’s decay put me in a position where I wasn’t able to take too much distance from the things and people I photographed. I often feel like by photographing them, their pain and struggle, I’m photographing a part of myself.”
“For the first time in modern history, survivors are being given space to come forward publicly with their stories and foster discussion on how to end rape culture. In the absence of this space, people often have had to heal in silence, privately processing the trauma they’ve endured.”
Grime began as a makeshift music style, blending the eclectic sounds of London’s Afro-Caribbean community. Borne out of an amalgamation of various music genres, from reggae, dancehall, bashment, ragga and dub, to garage and drum and bass, grime has made its way from humble beginnings to a global phenomenon over the past two decades.
Known as “The Welsh Dragon” because of my signature on prints, my love of photography began whist attending evening classes to learn how to take pictures of my then preschool age children: the tutor developed a print in the darkroom and I was “hooked”. The realization that it was possible to produce emotional images came when I photographed wet ponies at a Horse Sale. My photography developed into an aim to capture places, people, their traditions and way of life before they changed forever.