Lottie Davies was born in Guildford, UK, in 1971 and is a photographer, artist and writer based in London. Davies’ work explores personal histories; the tales, myths and memories we use to structure meaning in our lives. She employs a deliberate reworking of our visual vocabulary, exploring notions of nostalgia and visual conventions, with the intention of evoking a sense of recognition.
Dean Chalkley has produced compelling visual imagery embracing music, fashion and culture for over two decades. He is an eminent portrait and revered music photographer whose interests inform his output. Dean’s work can be found in editorial publications, album covers, books and advertising campaigns. Stills photography, moving image and other mixed-media all have a place within his portfolio. Galleries including Somerset House, V&A and FOMU have all presented Dean’s work.
Photography Course Leader at Norwich University of the Arts.
James’ background includes industrial photography, editorial content for the specialist rock climbing market and work for design agencies. Work undertaken for these companies has involved producing images for literature to promote clients ranging from youth development initiatives to business lawyers.
Kerry Curl is an award winning photographic artist working with photography, moving image and installation. With a focus on portraiture and fashion, her practice frequently draws on the influence of the past in today’s world to question the idea of nostalgia, sustainability and consumerism. Her current ongoing series ‘This is Not Nostalgia?’ explores whether curating influences from the past necessarily means the images themselves are ‘retro’.
For over ten years, Frankie Jim has been managing Canon’s Canon Professional Services (CPS) for Canon UK & Ireland. CPS is a dedicated programme for Canon photographers and videographers offering priority service, advice, training, technical support and workshops. Frankie works closely with some of the world’s best photographers and has learned through experience what makes a good picture. His background in Architecture means he has an acute attention to detail, which has proven useful when providing feedback and critique to photographers.
Mike Liggins is a senior broadcast journalist who has been a reporter and newsreader with BBC Look East since 1987. Mike started his career at Mercia Sound in Coventry as a sports reporter, making the move to news after working for ITV’s London Tonight in the mid 1990s. Mike also presents Sunday morning breakfast on BBC Radio Norfolk.