“The relation between what we see and what we know is never settled. 

Each evening we see the sun set. We know that the earth is turning away from it. 

Yet the knowledge, the explanation, never quite fits the sight.” 

John Berger, Ways of Seeing


Artist Statement

Sandy Miles is an art photographer currently living and working in Suffolk. 

Her journey as a practicing creative began relatively recently, when a work colleague asked her if she regretted not doing something with her creativity; it was a conversation that stayed with her. 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 looks to focus on the interaction of light and shade; using her camera, and different film emulsions, as tools with which to paint with. 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. 

“It is the purpose of life that each of us strives to become actually what he or she is potentially”. 

David Hurn, Magnum

Study

BA (Hons) Photography, University of Suffolk

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

Exhibitions

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


Using Format