Deborah started life in Devon and moved to Staffordshire where she studied photography followed by an apprenticeship as a film editor with the BBC in Manchester. She believes her two greatest influences in her life were, travelling around the world for a year and when her Great-Uncle George gave her an old Hasselblad Polaroid camera when she started college. With this camera she has won several awards for her work. Namely an installation called the “Edwardians”
Deborah made her name as a fine art photographer in the 90’s when she became well known for her Polaroid Transfers and represented Polaroid with her imagery. She worked with an incredible 20×24 Polaroid camera in Boston which was the cutting edge of photography at the time. Her work has been widely exhibited over the past decade, including solo exhibitions at the Broome Street Gallery and the Photographic Gallery in New York. She lived in Vermont for fifteen years, exhibiting her work all over the States before spending a year in France as an artist in residence in the Loire Valley. Narrow lanes and sandy beaches now provide much of the inspiration behind Deborah’s work since she returned to her Devonian roots, her latest work has developed from her love of the rugged coast line where she now lives by the sea with her two teenage children.
Deborah is well known for her unique style of lifestyle photography in the gift industry with a number of clients includingDassie Artisans (taking her in trips to India) and Ian Snow. Here she brings her eye for detail and creativity to a more commercial audience. She has recently expanded her creativity to include clients in Property Development, with Mike Martin Associates and also the world of Fashion with Lemon Velvet and Bibi&Mac.