Neil Massey (b).1970
After studying photography at Bournemouth Art School, I spent the following 15 years based in London working as an editorial photographer. During this time, I travelled extensively, commissioned to photograph musicians and youth sub-culture. Identity a theme I have been exploring ever since. 'The Film Collection' (1999-2005) represents my work from this period.
In 2009 my wife and I moved to Vietnam where we lived for six years. We fell in love with Vietnamese culture and its people, we witnessed a communist country embracing capitalism and undergoing rapid economic and cultural development. This provided the backdrop to a series of long-term photographic projects; ‘Untitled', 'Bloody Chunks', 'Song', and 'Monobloc' which make up ‘The Vietnam Collection’ (2009-2015). This body of work explores Vietnamese life, in all its raw unadulterated beauty.
I'm Currently based in London working on a photographic body of work entitled ‘Trace’ and I am also working on a multi-media collaborative project entitled 'Vietnam KIN'.