For one of my masters project based in Naples( Italy), I began to explore the fabric of the city, its structures, its people & its culture. The aim and concept of the project was to re-connect a structure back to the city as it was abandoned. Intrigued by the close-knit structures, I knew connectivity was key. I explored the effects of the imagination in architecture and how we perceived our built environment and questioned if our structures can have and display emotion, character and temperaments; demonstrating the relationship between the two worlds, the ability to create microcosms through the power of our mind.
THE USEFUL WASTE
We’ve spent years burying our waste, ashamed of it and disgusted by it’s appearance. Challenging this perception, why not celebrate waste, use it and build with it?
COLLECTION +233: RUN INTO ME
Spending a year in Accra(Ghana), I had the privilege of shooting & creating a photography series using my Canon 600D. This collection titled +233, pays homage to my second home- Ghana and in particular, the people. Fortunately, I found myself in favorable situations and spaces that allowed me to explore and relish in sacred moments where strangers were in deep thought, in the process of carrying out activities and being absorbed in their world.
SHE IS WOMAN
Based off on photographs I had seen of the Maasai tribe in Kenya, I was particularly intrigued about the roles of the women within their tribe. Their strength, resilience and grace.
THE PERSONALITIES OF ARCHITECTURE AND ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH OUR IMAGINATION
With an interest in our humanistic relationship with architecture, I began to question as to why we don’t treat our built environment as a web of organisms that can show character, that have life within them and that are responsive and emotive.
GEORGE THE BARBER
I would always see George sitting outside his retro-styled barber shop in his lawn chair. A ritual he practised on most days. Staring at him from the bus window going home, I instantly knew i wanted to paint him.
THE LIVING DECAY
Examining the ageing effects of the human skin for an architectural project, I proposed a structure that focused on regeneration & degeneration. Designing a school for students, I based it on my past experiences as a student and wondered how differently students would react to a built environment that could degenerate and regenerate simultaneously as they progressed throughout their education.