My.Self, a collection of photographic portraits of people aged 15 to 18 years old that explores what it is to be young today in their communities. Published in 2018 as the book My.Self, the project was a collaboration with Multistory, a community arts charity based in West Bromwich that works with artists to create a contemporary body of photographic work, films, oral histories and an online digital archive documenting life in Sandwell and the Black Country.
Sixteen – a major touring exhibition in 2019/20 of work by contemporary photographers, exploring the dreams, hopes and fears of sixteen-year olds across the UK. Michelle focused on Cornwall, drawn by an interest in exploring how the economic poverty and physical isolation of the county impacts on the future of its young people. In addition to the touring exhibitions, her work featured in a solo exhibition at The Exchange Gallery in Penzance.
In 2015, Michelle was commissioned by the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter to make a body of work “Touch-line” related to the Rugby World Cup exploring rugby culture within local communities. The imagery was exhibited at the Museum in 2015 and the Museum has now acquired a full set of the exhibition prints for their collection.
"This image of Ben Alton was taken at the Crediton Rugby Club where Ben was from the visiting Shrewsbury team. He appeared like a medieval knight and I enjoyed the way the flag was draped around him enhancing this sense of history and culture. I was also drawn to his stature against the narrative of the unfolding background." Image from