Neil Massey (b).1970
After studying photography at Bournemouth Art School in England, 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 subcultures. Identity a theme I have been revisiting ever since.
In 2009 I moved to Vietnam where I lived for six years. I fell in love with Vietnamese culture and its people - witnessing a communist country embracing capitalism and undergoing rapid economic and cultural development. This provided the backdrop to a series of long-term photographic projects exploring Vietnamese life - in all its raw unadulterated beauty.
I'm currently based in London where I've been working on new work entitled ‘Trace’ and 'An Ode to: The British Telephone Box' which investigate human presence and the aftermath of human activities, through the mundane objects in our lives. I am also working on a multi-media collaborative project entitled 'Vietnam KIN' which aims to reunite lost Vietnamese family photographs with their rightful owners.