Maxine is a creative cultural historian of the commonplace. Combining archival research with creative field study, she works on themed projects in partnership with local communities and heritage professionals to explore and discover the tangible and intangible cultural heritage of unchanged places and objects which may be in danger of disappearing.

Maxine’s photography straddles a boundary between documentary and art with a focus on Design History in the everyday. Her images are constructed with a careful choice of content, framing and lighting to create evocative photographs that capture a sense of place.  Combining photography with oral history interviews and environmental sound, she creates short digital storytelling films.