I was really happy to find out recently that I’m on the UK winners’ list for the Magenta Flash Forward Awards 2017, having been nominated for my ongoing project Parade. Flash Forward is an annual competition that showcases the work being created by the very best emerging photographers from Canada, the UK and the US. Every year, judges from each of the participating countries review the submitted work and identify the young people that they believe show promise as professional fine art or documentary photographers.
A preview exhibition of my project Parade was held at Studios Paris gallery in Montmartre from April 1st – 29th. Initially shown over the opening weekend of Le Mois de la Photo / Off festival, it was then selected to run for the full festival month. Parade was hosted by Alisa Gallery curation.
A new series shot for Recens Paper, West Country Born.
I shot a series of portraits to go with Amelia Abraham’s Refinery 29 feature on couples who’ve been together for more than fifty years.
I recently shot campaign images for new BBC show Queer Britain, a series looking at queer life across the UK presented by the lovely Riyadh Khalaf.
A selection of portraits I shot for Cause & Effect magazine to go alongside Glamrou’s article on “how I use drag to continually process my feelings of displacement as a queer Iraqi immigrant in the U.K., constantly in aesthetic flux between East & West in an attempt to stitch all sides of my identity together. Too Western for the Middle-East; too Middle Eastern for the West.”
Artist and old friend Kelly Anna recently collaborated with Nike Women, producing a new selection of her Gym Girls series for them – and I took her portrait for the collaboration.