Biography

I began my photographic career at the age of 12 when my dad bought me a basic SLR camera. I became fascinated with a new way of looking at the world and the ability to record things of importance to me. It was a way of marking out my world.


When I was 15, I received the first installment of compensation from the Government following a knife attack (my attacker had a thing against punks) and instinctively I knew what I was going to spend the money on: more lenses. When I received the rest of the money at 18 I spent it all on a set of professional cameras and lenses. From that moment onwards, photography has been the constant focus for me. It has enabled me to vocalise my other interest: politics. Studying photojournalism in the 80s enabled me to articulate my feelings, beliefs and values into a visual medium that I could communicate to others. I would take photos at all the demonstrations I went to: anti-apartheid, anti-nuclear, the miners’ strike and the picket lines at Wapping. I hoped, and still do, that my images could portray something of the way we live today, how each action has a reaction, that nothing is without cause or response.

I believe in the good of people. Wherever I have travelled, the people I have met and stayed with have been welcoming and open. Even in the most dire situations, when almost everything seems negative, I find myself photographing the positives. When I stayed with a family in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro I found that in spite of the level of violence surrounding people living there, it was outweighed by the community’s cohesion. They had, without any external help, organised football and ballet classes for the children and adults, art clubs, after-school care and had built their own library. Families supported each other and the community had a strong sense of social solidarity. This is what I wanted to photograph, not the violence and danger. When I first started taking pictures I found that the social documentary style of B&W suited my work brilliantly (things were more black & white to me then). However, as time has gone by, I have moved away from the more traditional image to something I think is more fluid and spontaneous.

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Awards
2014
D&AD Awards
Nominated: Earned Media Campaigns

Creative Circle Awards:
Gold of Golds.
Gold: Art Direction
Silver: Photography

2013
New York Photography Awards:
Finalist.

Association of Photographers Awards:
Gold
Best in Category: Projects

Creative Circle Awards
Winner for Best Photography, Outdoor Craft

PDN Awards
Finalist, Personal Projects

2012
Mobius 'Photographer of the Year 2012'

IPA Effectiveness Awards.
Gold
Best New Learning
Best Demonstration of Consumer Participation

New York Photo Awards
Best Advertising Series.

Association of Photographers
Best in Category Moving Image: Rowena
Selected for Moving Image: Kidnapped

Creative Review Photography Annual
Selected for Personal Series: Mongolia
Selected for Personal Series: Manila

International Photography Awards
Third place: Photo Book (People)

New York Photo Festival
Winner: Advertising Series

2011
Creative Review Annual
Selected in Moving Image.

International Photography Awards
Third place in Photo Essay
Honourable Mention: Advertising Other
Honourable Mention: Advertising Product
Honourable Mention: Archecture
Honourable Mention: Fine Art
Honourable Mention: People
Honourable Mention: Moving Image

Winner in Sony World Photography Awards
Best Commercial campaign

New York Photo Festival:
Nominated (Best Advertising Photographic Single)

2010
International Photography Awards:
Second in Professional Photo Essay
Six Honourable Mention's in Advertising
Five Honourable Mention's in Architecture
Two Honourable Mention's in Photo Essay
Two Honourable Mention's in Sport
Two Honourable Mention's in Aerial

Creative Review Photography Annual.
Selected in Editorial Series

Association of Photographers:
Nominated in:
Documentary Commission
Innovation

New York Photo Festival:
Nominated (Best Advertising Photographic Series)

Pano International Photographic Awards
3 Bronze awards.

PDN
Innovative Website winner

Black & White Spider Awards
Nominee in Architectural

2009
New York Photo Awards:
Honorable Mention (Best Advertising Award)
Nominated (Best Advertising Photographic Series)
Nominated (Published Book)

AOP Annual Awards (Commissioned Documentary Series)

Creative Review Photography Annual: Selected

The Campaign Photo Awards
Winner Black & White Single. Financial, Corporate & Utilities
Finalist: Multi-image campaign B&W Financial, Corporate & Utilities

National Media Museum: Bursery Award.

2008
Cannes Lion shortlisted for photography Creative Review Photography Annual (Advertising)
Black & White Spider Awards: seven nominations including Photojournalism, & Advertising

2007
D&AD: Yellow Pencil (Art Direction), three nominations (Photography)

Black & White Spider Awards: winner (B&W Photographer of the Year), nominated (People, Photojournalism, Sport, Portfolio)

Association of Photographers (AOP) 2007 Annual Awards: Best of Document, Silver (Document), Bronze (Project)

Annual Photography Masters Cup International Color Awards: Winner (Sport), nominated (Advertising, Architecture, People, Photojournalism)

2005
AOP Annual Awards (Lifestyle & Portraiture Series)

2004
AOP Annual Awards (Society Series)

D&AD: three nominations (Press Advertising (twice), Photography & Image Manipulation)

2002
AOP Annual Awards (Personal Culture/Society Series)

2001
AOP Annual Awards (Personal Portrait)

1999
AOP Annual Awards (Personal Life Single)

1998
AOP Annual Awards (Personal Life Single)

1996
AOP Annual Awards (Comissioned Life Single)

1995
BP Young European Artist of the Year (shortlisted) Kobal Portrait Awards

1994
AOP Annual Awards (Personal Life Single)

1993
AOP Annual Awards: Silver (Personal Black & White Series), merit (Commissioned Black & White Series)

1991
The Observer: Young Photojournalist of the Year
Exhibitions
2014
Group Show
The Lowry
Manchester
UK

NYPA group show
Powerhouse, New York
USA

Group Show
Bonnington Gallery
Nottingham. UK

2013
Just One Word.
Buckingham Gate, London. UK

Adidas DRose Jump
Hoxton Community Center, London. UK

Shibuya
The Front View Gallery, Whitsable, UK

2012
IPA Best in Show, Smashbox Studios
Culver City, LA, CA, USA

New York Photo Awards, NYC, USA

Foto8 Summer Show
Foto8 Gallery
London.

New York Photo Festival,  NYC, USA

2011
IPA Best in Show.
Splashlight Studio's, New York.

Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art, Turku, Finland

Sony World Photography Awards 2011
Somerset House, London

Voices for the Alternative
Congress House, Trades Union Congress,
London

Photo50, London Art Fair. Selected by Joann Pitman, Photography Critic of The Times, London

2010
Dharavi (in conjunction with C4’s ‘Real Slumdog’)
Royal Society for the Arts (London)

Foto8 Award and Summer Show
Host Gallery (London)

2009
Foto8 Award and Summer Show
Host Gallery (London)

2008
‘Viva Favela’ (solo show),
British Museum (London)

‘Lovin’ It’ (solo show),
Host Gallery (London)

Leica Gallery
(Solm, Germany)

Foto8 Award and Summer Show
Host Gallery (London)

2007
HSBC (Canary Wharf, London)

2005
‘Eight Ways to Change the World’ (group show),
Bargehouse Gallery (London)

1995—2006
Various shows, Association of Photographers
Gallery (London)

1995
‘Naked: Images from the Former Soviet Union’
The Photographers Gallery (London)


The Kobal Portrait Awards
The National Portrait Gallery (London)


Images held in the Photographic Collection of The National Media Museum, Bradford, UK.



Clients
Include:

Action Aid
Adidas
Barclays Bank
Bank of America
British Airways
British Gas
British Petroleum
BBC
BMW
Coca–Cola
The Daily Telegraph
Esquire Magazine
FHM Magazine
FIFA
Flora
GSK
Home Office
HSBC
The Independent Magazine
Lucazade
Mars
Merill Lynch
McDonalds
Newsweek
Nike
Nissan
Nikon
The Observer
Rolex
Royal British Legion
San Miguel
Save the Children
Shell
Shelter
Sony Ericsson
Sony Playstation
Sure
Toyota
Vodafone
War Child
Wall's
Books
2012
Shibuya
This is Real Art Publishing.

2009
We Are One: A Celebration of Tribal People
Quadrille Publishing Ltd.

2008
Lovin’ It
Dewi Lewis Publishing

2007
The World’s Greatest Black & White Photography No. 1
Book Basil Publishing Ltd

2006
Adventures on the 24th Parallel
Last Page & Nissan

2001
Photo—Journalism
Roto Vision

The Territories
The Clockwork Man

2000
Portraits
Roto Vision

Cuba
The Clockwork Man


Judging
2013
Environmental Photographer of the Year 2013

2012
Life through the Lens

2008
D&AD Student Awards, UK

2006
PANL Photography Association of the Netherlands (Chair)

2005
Utsnitt05 Photographic Awards, Norway

2004
D&AD Student Awards (Chair), UK

2003
AOP Awards
Lecturing & Talks

Kingston University: MA and BA Photography

Workshop for Kids Company in Southwark

University for the Arts London, Artsmart conference.  Panel Discussion on Starting out in Photo-journalism

London Art Fair: Panel Discussion on NGO Photography and Social Change.

London College of Communication (MA Photo-Journalism, Diploma in Photography)

Arts University College Bournemouth (BA Hons Photography)

University of Westminister (MA Photo-journalism)

University of Wales. (BA Hons Documentary Photography)

American International University in London (BA Hons. Media Studies)

HOST Gallery. In the Ring. Discusion with Colin Jacobson, ex Picture editor Independent Magazine.

Workshop: McCann Erickson Manchester.

Articles
March 2014

December 2013

December 2013

March 2013 (PDF)

Ideas Tap Interview
January 2013 (PDF)

Portable Interview
November 2012 (PDF)

Image Brief - Meet Adam Hinton
November 2012 (PDF)

Creative Review
November 2012 (PDF)

The Proust Interview
June 2012 (PDF)

Wayne Ford Blog
June 2012 (PDF)

World Photography Organisation
May 2012 (PDF)
January 2012 (PDF)

January 2012 (PDF)

January 2012 (PDF)

December 2011 (PDF)

October 2011 (PDF)

Digital Photographer
August 2011 (PDF)

Image
June 2011 (PDF)

May 2011 (PDF)

Summer 2010 (PDF)

July 2010 (PDF)

August 2009 (PDF)

February 2009 (PDF)

November 2008 (PDF)

July 2008 (PDF)

August 2008 (PDF)


November 2006 (PDF)

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