Jagdish Patel

Photographer and Writer

Jagdish is a Nottingham based artist, based at Primary, working within the realms of portraiture and documentary. Much of his work follows a process of socially engaged art practice, often working in collaboration within working-class communities.

Over the past few years, he has undertaken projects with people from Gypsy community, Portuguese farm workers, people with mental ill health, Asian football clubs, victims of racial violence across England, and Punjabi bar owners in the Black Country.

He is currently working on a project with Muslim soldiers and their families. He recently has exhibited work across the country. He has shown work in recent years at Southbank, London, Nottingham Contemporary, Wolverhampton Art Gallery and Primary.

He previously worked with human rights groups for many years and continues to research and write on issues relating to race, communities, policing, art and Black and Asian history.

Daniel T Wheeler

Photographer and Darkroom Proprietor

Daniel is a Photographer, Darkroom practitioner and teacher based out of Derby.

He has worked on several photography commissions, working within communities in the Midlands and published his first book of photography, 'Normanton' in 2015.

'Normanton' is was exhibited within the community at Pear Tree library in Normanton and was selected to be part of the 'East Meets West' exhibition for FORMAT International photography festival in Derby and GRAIN Birmingham in 2016.

Daniels project 'In Transit' has been featured in numerous publications and documents intimate moments on tour with his band across Europe.

He is currently working on two long form bodies of work which focus on communities within the U.K and Ireland.

He is also the proprietor of The Photo Parlour in Nottingham; a facility for photographers which provides film processing, hand printing, darkroom hire, workshops, studio space, gallery space and acts as a community hub for photographers in the Midlands.

Daniel also regularly works as a lecturer at Nottingham Trent University and talks at universities and colleges across the country.

Jake Howe

Graphic Designer, Photographer and Maker

Jake is a Self Employed Graphic Designer, Photographer and Maker, originally from Chesterfield and now living in Nottingham. He became involved with Nottingham through being involved with Maker Faire's in the UK, which led onto him helping set up and serve as a Trustee at Nottingham Hackspace.

He is based out of The Photo Parlour, where he works from as well as putting in a day a week helping to run the space and helping to set up the Nottingham Photo Social.

Most of his design work is for other small independent businesses in Nottingham City Centre, working mainly on branding and logos, including the branding and design work for Off-Centre Photography Festival and the centre itself.

While doing photography as part of his design work, he is also a furverent street and portrait photographer as Hot Pink Bulb. He also brings his talents as a maker into his other hobbies including fixing, customising and building his own cameras from scratch as Nottingham Camera Works.

Specifically being on the side of photography as an artistic expression or aesthetic, he is a big believer in photography as a therapy or creative outlet, that finding anything photographic to do can make a big improvement to anyone's mental wellbeing.

Leah Wareham


Leah is a photographer from the Midlands and has recently graduated with a BA in Photography from Nottingham Trent University.

Working mainly within a documentary style her most recent ongoing project Saggar Maker’s Bottom Knocker explores what the pottery industry is today within Stoke-on-Trent. This body of work has been exhibited at NAE and Free Range in London.

In November 2018, after helping to organise and run Off-Centre, Nottingham’s first independent Photography Festival, Leah set up The Sisterhood Creative with Bridie Lewis. The Sisterhood Creative is a group that aims to empower and support women photographers and creatives that meet monthly at The Photo Parlour.

Alongside her photography Leah is currently working at Nottingham Trent University within a Mental Health and Wellbeing project-based role.