Darren began taking photographs in the early 1980’s and printing in a makeshift darkroom at home. He went onto study photography, firstly on an art and design foundation course, before graduating with a degree in Photographic Studies in 1992 and an MSc in Film Production in 1994.
Photographing both landscape and portraiture using digital and large format film, his images are characterised by a high level of compositional and technical accomplishment. Based in Morocco, Darren explores the region for project related work, some of which you can view below.
Darren first visited Morocco in 1991 to make a student film and take photographs in the Anti-Atlas Mountains. He returned in 1993 again for a student project, this time to Essaouira. During the 1990’s he made several visits to the town, making a documentary on an Englishwoman’s adventure with Gnawa music.
Darren is also qualified lecturer with a Postgraduate Diploma in Education and has several years experience planning and delivering courses in the UK. He is a passionate photographic educator running regular workshops and tours in Morocco and Spain since 2010. You can see what previous guests have achieved here.