I am a professional photographer living and working in Cumbria, UK. I specialise in product photography, working with businesses to best promote and market their products. This ranges from clean and uncomplicated product photography as well as set design, working with clients requirements to maximise the potential of their products.
I recently completed my PhD at Lancaster University as part of the innovative Creative Exchange programme, one of the four Doctoral Training Centre knowledge exchange hubs funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Here I have experience of working with a number of businesses and organisations on a number of creative projects. These projects involved collaborations with creative sector partners, this included BBC Research and Development (Salford); Red Ninja (Liverpool); FACT (Liverpool); Blaze (London); Ind.ie (Brighton), as well as academic partners (University of Westminster) and local authorities (Liverpool City Council).
I previously studied MA Media Arts at Manchester Metropolitan University within MIRIAD (Manchester Institute for Research and Innovation in Art and Design), following my graduation in Photography from West Surrey College of Art and Design, in Farnham, Surrey.
As a photographer working with digital media, I have utilised everyday technologies to process imagery. In the work Ubiquitous Interactivity, exhibited in the group show POI: Moving, Mapping, Memory at the Cornerhouse Manchester, I used radio frequency card (RFID) technology to generate images based on hidden card data. By swiping your card (ID card, Biometric passport, Oyster card) over a card reader, a unique image was generated from the hidden numbers embedded in the card's microchip. Previous work has also investigated the use of Bluetooth wireless technology to produce an interactive environment controlled by an unaware public audience. The piece 2.4Ghz Homing Pigeons was shown in All Saint's park during the Urban Screen festival in Manchester and was controlled by passing mobile phone signals. Other photographic works shown during the group show The World is my Imagination at the CUBE Gallery Manchester investigate the perception of the countryside and the visitor experience.
Recent exhibitions include: Instant (Touchstone Gallery, Rochdale 2009), Reflective Stories (Holden Gallery, MMU, Manchester, 2008), Art Takes the Streets (Valencia, 2008), Urban Screens Manchester (2007), The World is my Imagination (CUBE Gallery Manchester 2007), Mai de la Photo (Reims, France). In addition to this Porter's photography work was also exhibited and held within the National Mining Museum archive (Wakefield, Yorkshire).