Darren took up photography in 1981 with a home darkroom and then subsequently attended art school, college and university to study photography and film making. He graduated 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.
To view Darren’s full portfolio work click on the links: 2016–2018, 2019–present.