Having completed the Foundation Degree Photography & Digital Design at Blackpool & The Flyde College of Art & Design in which Hazel gained Distinction. Hazel then went on and completed the BA(Hons) Photography in June 2012.
When Hazel started out on the degree she never stopped to think how it would change the course of her life. It has been an amazing and Hazel just loves Photography so much that it's her life.
Hazel hopes to find work within the photographic sector in which she would love to put her own creativity into the images that she produces bringing a fresh input to the photographic world and something of herself to the clients and to people who see her work.
Hazel likes to photograph many different aspects within the photographic world from Abstracts to Landscapes to Lifestyle, Still Life, Weddings; the list is endless.
Hazel has an old box brownie camera and it has been put to good use producing images that are so captivating that they have been exhibited quite a number of times over the past few years. The images are something that really need to be seen as they give an old feel of a bygone era as the camera is from the 1950's.
Hazel is now writing for her Masters in Photojournalism and Documentary with London College of Communication, which she will complete in June 2018.
List of Achievements/Competitions. 2009 Blackpool 'The People's Playground' which was a competition by Guy Woodland & Blackpool Council. Several of my images were selected as winning images for this coffee table book.
2011 Blackpool 'Light' competition was put on by the local council and aimed at the photographic students at the college. One of my images was shortlisted and then was one of the winning images of that competition.
2014 RIBA 'Places We Love' was a competition put on by RIBA the leading organisation for Architects in London. A simple image taken at Preston Bus Station made it through to the selection of winning images.
Exhibitions Nomad Galleries 22nd September 2010 Bosnia & Herzegovina Embassy, London. Private viewing only. Hosted by the Bosnian Ambassador. My work alongside other well known artists was shown at this event.
17th December- 23rd January 2011 Nomad Galleries, London. Exhibited alongside other artists such as Carolyn Djanogly, Ben Lowe.
May 2011 Ramada Plaza, Southport.
June 2012 Cube Gallery, Manchester. Graduation exhibition.
June 2012 Hoxton Gallery, London. Graduation exhibition.
July 2012 Pad Gallery, Preston. This was an exhibition which focused on Preston Bus Station. My work was shown alongside other artists it was in aid of the campaign to save the bus station. The local press took an interest in my exhibited work and it was featured in the evening news the next day.
2014 Blackpool & The Fylde College. Some images taken with a vintage Reflex Brownie was shown at this exhibition at the College where I undertook my degree.
2015 January BBC News Magazine Readers from around the World shared their photographs old & new taken with Box Brownie Cameras. They did a feature on my work from the Brownie camera.
2015 May AWOL Studios, Manchester Exhibited photos from the Brownie Reflex Camera
2015 May Breakfast Included, Blackpool Exhibited photos from the Brownie Reflex Camera
June 2016 BBC Radio Lancashire I was interviewed due to a recent photograph which was taken in Blackpool of the starlings in flight over the prom.
COMMISSIONS Ramada Plaza, Hotel Southport Hazel did some commission work for Ramada Plaza which involved photographing the different Golf courses around the area of Southport. Some of her work is on display in the Hotel. .