Transforming Christian Thought in the Visual Arts: Theology, Aesthetics, and Practice

Co-edited with Madeleine Emerald Thiele, this volume is a collection of essays by artists, theologians, art historians, church leaders, and curators. My contributing chapter ‘Photography as the Bible’s New Illumination’ will be available below in July 2021.
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cover-for-web Eye See Trinity:
Trinity College Artist-in-Residence 2014-15

A catalogue of over 30 artworks, interventions, and installations produced during the residency. Contributors include Principal Revd Dr Emma Ineson and faculty members Revd Dr Howard Worsley and Revd Dr Knut Heim.
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Bristol Through the Lens book Bristol Through the Lens: An Exhibition and an Essay
Second edition (2011) of the complete series, critically situated within a tradition of alternative photographic practices that consider the Bristol landscape from innovative perspectives.
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The Imagetext book The Imagetext: Relations Between the Visual and the Verbal in Painting and Photography
MA research (published 2011) examining W. J. T. Mitchell’s concept of the imagetext as it relates to two works by Rene Magritte and Marshall McLuhan.
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‘Review: The Figure of Christ in Contemporary Photography by Nathalie Dietschy’Art and Christianity, No. 105, Spring 2020, pp.13-14.

‘Engaging with the Bible in Visual Culture: Hermeneutics between Word and Image, with Broomberg and Chanarin’s Holy Bible, Religion and the Arts, Volume 23, Issue 4 (Oct 2019), pp.411-433.

The Bible as Photo-collage and Tableau: David Mach’s Precious Light Series (2011), Bible in the Arts, Issue 3, 2019, online at Die Bibel in der Kunst.

Scaping Sin: Leviticus 15-18, The Visual Commentary on Scripture, curating Tracey Emin, Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin, and James Tissot, 2019, online at

Photographic and Prophetic Truth: Daguerreotypes, the Holy Land, and the Bible According to Reverend Alexander KeithHistory of Photography, Volume 42, Issue 4 (Nov 2018), pp.338-355.

Tacita Dean: Still Life, Portrait, Landscape, review of Dean’s three exhibitions at The National Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery, and the Royal Academy, Art and Christianity, No. 95, Autumn 2018, pp.11-13. See also blog post here.

Copying Christ: What Artists Do with Visual Traditions and Why it Matters, introduction to the exhibition ’40 Days 40 Artists’ at St Michael’s Church, Discoed, Powys. Published in Charles MacCarthy (ed.), 40 Days 40 Artists (Discoed: The Friends of St Michael’s Church, 2017), pp.7-11.

Veni Emmanuel: Trying to Let Light In, review of Jane Lee’s photographic work as Artist-in-Residence at St Michael and All Angels, Bedminster, Bristol. Published in Jane Lee (ed.), The Creative Year: The View From Here (Bristol: Tangent Books, 2015), p.40.

Still Small Voice: British Biblical Art in a Secular Age, reviewing the exhibition at The Wilson, Art and Christianity, No. 82, Summer 2015, p.8.

RA Service for Artists, reporting on the liturgical aspect of the Summer Exhibition’s annual service, Art and Christianity, No. 79, Autumn 2014, p.17.

Into the Light, reviewing 3 photography exhibitions in London: Ansel Adams (National Maritime Museum), Light From the Middle East (V&A), and Seduced by Art (National Gallery). Art and Christianity, No. 73, Spring 2013, pp.2-5.

Mapping Faith in Art Works for Schools, reviewing Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva and Michael Pinsky in two Bristol Catholic schools, Art and Christianity, No. 70, Summer 2012, p.16.

Re. Intellectual Bankruptcy: Response to Jon Bowen, defending degree-level art education, AN Magazine, June 2010, p.4.