Introduction

I am an archaeologist, filmmaker and photographer. These pages give you a flavour of the work I do as an archaeologist and as a filmmaker/ photographer.

My career as an archaeologist has so far taken me from studying at Liverpool, to working in Southampton and York, to collaborating with archaeologists in Europe and beyond, leading tours in St Petersburg, and lecturing in China. I lead walks and give talks on many aspects of the archaeology and history of York. I am currently employed as City Archaeologist by City of York Council.

In my creative work outside archaeology I often work collaboratively with other artists, particularly as a member of Geodesic Arts. I have a long-standing friendship and creative collaboration with Benedict Phillips. I have made three short films with Kane Cunningham about his watercolour practice and two films with Dr Paul Elsam on aspects of the history and archaeology of York.

On twitter you can follow my archaeological thoughts - @yorkarchaeology - or my non-archaeological musings - @bellevuestudio.

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