I use my camera when it's hard to find the words
Thank you for visiting my website. Lowenna is a Cornish word meaning "joy, peace and happiness". I began making photographs at a young age as I was growing up in Cornwall, and have always seen photography as a means of expression. I regard a camera as the perfect tool for capturing a feeling or a brief moment in time. This gives photography a unique position in art.
Most of my early work was with colour transparencies. Later, when I set up my own darkroom, I began to explore the creative and expressive potential of monochrome, using film. Today, my work is totally digital, but the expertise I acquired using film has been priceless.
I feel very honoured to have been awarded a Fellowship in Contemporary Photography by the Royal Photographic Society (its highest Distinction) and I am a member of its Contemporary special interest Group. I was delighted when I was invited to become a member of the RPS Assessment Panels that award Licentiates, and Contemporary Associateships and Fellowships. I have been awarded a Distinction from the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain, and was awarded their national Gold Medal for best monochrome print of the year.
My work has been widely published and exhibited, including at the Members' Gallery of the RPS. I have been awarded Life Membership of my local Dawlish and Teignmouth Photographic Club; and I lecture and judge at clubs throughout the Western Counties Photographic Federation (WCPF). I am a member of the team that trains new judges in the WCPF.
I have degrees in Social Sciences, and in Education. I worked in primary education for many years, and later at the University of Exeter.
I have taught City & Guilds Photography and Darkroom courses at my local Community College, and have led photography workshops.
I hope my love of photography is obvious in my website.