“It is an illusion that photographs are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head.”

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Artist Statement

Sandy Miles is a fine art photographer working in Suffolk. Returning to education as a mature student, she went on to be awarded a distinction grade for a Level 3 Diploma in Art and Design with UAL, before graduating with a first-class BA (Hons) in Photography from the University of Suffolk in 2021. 

Working predominantly with analogue photographic mediums, Sandy uses her camera, different film emulsions, and alternative darkroom techniques, as tools with which to paint. Her aim is to encourage the viewer to not only look, but to also engage with her work; it is this fascinating relationship between the photographer, the photographed and the spectator that ultimately informs her practice.  


Associate of The Royal Photographic Society, ARPS.

Julia Margaret Cameron Award Non-Professional Section:  Nude & Figure - Honorable Mention.   Portrait - Honorable Mention 


BA (Hons) Photography, University of Suffolk

Level 3 Diploma in Art and Design, University of the Arts London (UAL)


Tiny Art Around Town, Guildhall Studio, Bury St Edmunds. July 2023

19th JMCA Exhibition, FotoNostrum Gallery,  Barcelona, Spain. April / May 2023

Le Voile Déchu / The Gaze -  Solo Exhibition, The Guildhall Studio, Bury St Edmunds. October 2022

Your Body Belongs to You - St Gilles Croix de Vie, France. May 2022

Mental Health Awareness Exhibition - The Waterfront Building, Neptune Key, Ipswich. April 2022

Working Title (Beauty) - The Market Cross Gallery, Bury St Edmunds. April 2022

inherited - The Art Place, Chelmsford. March 2022

Breathe - The Guildhall Studio, Bury St Edmunds. October 2021

Yearbook 2021 - Shutter Hub Online Exhibition. September 2021

Twilight - The Guildhall Studio, Bury St Edmunds. August 2021 

2021 Online Photography Degree Show - PhotoGrad. June 2021

Going Spiral - The Apex, Bury St Edmunds. October 2019

Home - Gallery at Home, Usk, Wales. October 2019

Using Format