1st May 1982
Finding beauty in darkness, poetry and meaning in the forgotten and surreal, imaginary worlds amongst decay. Rebecca's artworks breathe life into forgotten historical locations, they reawaken old narratives, find beauty and meaning in their ruin and revive the memories of lost moments in places tainted by humans.
Unseen to the ordinary public who pass their boarded windows and fenced walls, no trespass signs refrain communities from seeing the hidden world within, slowly being claimed back by nature unseen. Rebecca finds entry to these mystical places hidden to the world and sensitively captures them as a beautiful record, as they deserve to be recorded for posterity too, before they are lost as time rolls inexorably on. She captures the stories and characteristic through carefully composed images, to include the romantiscm and memories of the ruins.
In reality these places will cease to exist very soon and as the memories fade, they will be forgotten and although derelict places have no appeal as tourist destinations, their value and place in cultural memory is fundamental to the history of the 20th century. Her works also add elements of the surreal and mythology through her Underworld series, these works further take you down the rabbit hole into a world of dreams and the haunting, shadowy passing of time.
2003 - 2006: University of Creative Arts, BA 1:1 Graphic Design
2008 - 2009: University of Arts London, MA Photography
2014 - Present: Roehampon University, PHD Visual Anthropology
2016: Salon Del Mobile, Milan, for Moooi.
2009: Professional Photographer of the Year 2009 Overall Winner, Professional Photographer magazine
2009: Fashion category winner, Professional Photographer of The Year 2009, Professional Photographer magazine
2014: Clapham Art Prize Winner, Clapham Art Prize award
2014: Soviet Ghosts, Carpet Bombing Culture. ISBN 9781908211163.
2017: Return to Fukushima, Carpet Bombing Culture . ISBN 9781908211484.
2017: Orphans of Time, Self-published. ISBN 9781527210394.
2017: Dark Tourism, Carpet Bombing Culture. ISBN 9781908211514.
Daily Mail, Wired, Guardian, Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, Dark Beauty Magazine, World Travel Guide, Shortlist Magazine, The Herald, Creative Quarterly, The Telegraph, The Sun, The Mirror, Art Photo Feature, Yahoo, DIY Photography, MSN, The DeBrief, Mental Floss to name a few.