Part of the Creative Lives series of events.
is a photographer based in the North-East of England. His multidisciplinary practice demonstrates a responsibility to the social and political capacity of photography–utilising his own traumas, experiences and curiosities to evoke a wider public discussion. Using photography as therapy has been a significant and influential element with Iam’s work.
Showcasing his versatility, Iam is also an emerging sports photographer, primarily experienced in shooting football, horse racing and mass participation events. His football photography has been used in national newspapers such as The Sun, The Observer, Daily Mail and The Football League paper.
I am an artist who uses traditional methods of stained glass making to create my own artistic language to express themes of being human and the fragility of life itself. Using glass as a canvas I communicate my ideas in the form of stained glass panels and light boxes, Glass creates images in colour and light that no other medium can. As an artist working in stained glass, storytelling and narrative are at the heart of what I do.
Stained glass is all about visual communication using pictures, signs and symbols to communicate ideas.
I strongly believe that the medium of stained glass can be used to express narratives that are relevant to today’s audience and in my experience creative activities are successful in bringing together and promoting communities and culture.