"A fantastic celebration of [women’s] beauty – brave and liberating. Daniel's pictures display depth and emotion with a strong important message."
— Katie Piper
The Alopecia Project is a long-term photographic portrait project supporting people affected by the autoimmune hair loss condition alopecia. The condition can cause partial or total hair loss for unknown reasons and can affect people of all ages, backgrounds and genders. Regrowth is unpredictable and in many cases non-recurring. The condition is thought to affect 1.7% of the population.
After my own hospitalisation in 2004 I began to be drawn to the Victorian mental asylums that are scattered around the UK. These once grand and now derelict buildings were often home to thousands of psychiatric patients with an array of disorders. Most asylums were so large that it wasn’t uncommon for them to function as insular communities, furnished with theatres, hairdressers, dentists, and sometimes even cinemas.
typeB is a personal project exploring the diagnostic criteria for patients diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, a mental health condition thought to affect approximately 2% of adults. The condition is "characterised by pervasive instability in moods, interpersonal relationships, self-image, and behavior." The condition is believed to be the result of a biological disposition as well as environmental dysfunction throughout childhood.
In 2011 & 2012 I travelled on the road across the west coast of America exploring the states of Oregon, California and Nevada. Travelling through big cities, small towns, sparse open roads, through cheap motels to rickety RVs, meeting friends I've known, friends made along the way, but always photographing everything I saw.
These are a selection of photographs from the trip.
Headism is a collaborative project and exhibition with artist Philip Levine and body artist Kat Sinclair. London born Philip started using his head as a canvas for creativity back in 2006 when he began to go bald. He did not want to conform to shaving his head like everyone else so started using it as an art form to express.
The Heygate Estate is a large derelict housing estate in South London currently awaiting demolition. At the turn of the millennium the council decided to close the estate and rehouse the inhabitants due to a multitude of problems. Whilst the estate is now 99% empty there still remains controversy over the lack of rehousing for some of the previous tenants. The huge estate now stands empty and has featured primarily as a filming location until its demolition.