Florence grew up at Sprint Mill. She studied Fine Art at Cumbria College of Art and Design before moving to Brighton where she worked in a variety of media (and cafes). Florence now lives in the Lake District and has established herself as a professional photographer in Ambleside.
Generally as a photographer of people she is inspired by photographers such as Martin Parr and Tony Ray-Jones, and seeks to capture the extraordinary humanity of ordinary people.
One of her other passions is to organise and arrange things, this lends itself very well to the Sprint Mill contents; in her last 2 exhibitions she has used a wide variety of objects from the Mill to create some beautiful and thought provoking images whilst paying homage to her father and his collections which she grew up around and was fascinated and inspired by.
In 2016 she has been working along side writer Karen Lloyd on an Arts Council and Earnest Cook Trust funded project called The Ark of Lost Things. The project has seen them working in partnership with The Wordsworth Trust, Lakeland Arts Trust and Space2Create mental health group and also three local schools. Read more about the project here: The Ark of Lost Things.
Florence and Karen have an exhibition at Dove Cottage in Grasmere from the 3rd of September to the 11th of October which includes a new piece by Florence using Curlew eggs and skulls from Tullie House in Carlisle.