Stu is a photographic artist who works with themes of voice, ownership, nature, age and the progression of time in his work. He uses both digital and medium-format film cameras to create autobiographical self-portraits and portraits of others.
He uses props in his work to respond to the themes, and takes a project-based approach to his work. Stu is red/green colour blind and so he has a preference for working in black and white. He is inspired by the strong contrast of light and dark in chiaroscuro paintings, and allegorical still life paintings, and how this can be represented using the square dimensions of medium-format photography which have been re-popularised by social media. He creates atmospheric and subdued portraits with a core philosophy of not retouching skin to ensure the closeness of the photographed sitter to the moment in time the photograph is taken.
Affiliations and memberships:
Memento Collective, UK - member artist - website
London Gay Photographers Network, London - member - WEBSITE
The Camera Club, Kennington – member - WEBSITE
London Creative Network 2019 – participant
2022 - 'Dare to Dream', London Gay Photographers Network photography exhibition, London Lighthouse Gallery, City Island, UK
2022 - 'Death, Dreams & Desire' Memento Collective group exhibition, Safehouse 1, Peckham, London, UK
2021 - London Gay Photographers Network photography exhibition, London Lighthouse Gallery, City Island, London, UK
2021 - London - Here we come 2020, Gallery 1885, Kennington, London, UK
2020 – Zagreb - Here we come 2020, Galerija Vladimir Horvat, Zagreb, Croatia
2019 – Crossing the Line, Ovalhouse Scenography Adult Company, Ovalhouse Theatre, Oval, London, UK
2018 – RCA Hidden, Royal College of Art, Kensington, London, UK
2018 – Final Frontier, Morley College, Lambeth, London, UK