Journal

With only so many hours in the day, and my focus on producing new work, I’ve fallen far behind in contributing to the Journal. I hope to add a few contributions soon. In the mean time, to see what I’m working on, viewing, and thinking about, please head over to my instagram feed.

World Pinhole Week(?)

World Pinhole Week(?)

A couple of pinhole prints recently discovered in batch of old work. Produced at a workshop I conducted at the Summer Fotoschool in Liptovský Mikuláš Slovakia, 2009 or 2010. The paper negative was contact printed on a beautiful creamy textured FOMA paper from the...

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Old Work, New Again

Old Work, New Again

It seems to have become a tradition for me to miss World Pinhole Day. This year’s landed last Sunday. I was reminded of it as I was organising my studio and came across of a bundle of prints I hadn’t seen in a few years; Pinhole work that I produced about 10 years ago...

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Urban destruction then / now

Urban destruction then / now

  Diptych, 24 x 40”, gelatin silver print, unique . Printed from a series of 35mm negatives capturing the aftermath of the bombardment of a French city, possibly Mâcon, during the Second World War. I have the name Mâcon associated with the negatives, but am not...

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A New Phase of Collaboration with the Medium

A New Phase of Collaboration with the Medium

I have long viewed my relationship with photography as a collaboration. I don’t see myself as a master of the medium, rather a collaborator with the medium. I take my ideas and vision so far, then the photographic medium steps in for the realisation, and often makes itself present in the result. 
This montage is from a series recently begun, using a process I’ve been thinking about for years.

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Remembering those not photographed

Remembering those not photographed

I couldn’t help but notice fewer poppies pinned on clothing in London for this Armistice (or Remembrance) Day than in recent years. Most that I have seen are manufactured pieces, purchased from shops rather than the plastic and paper ones distributed by veterans....

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Eclipse-y

Eclipse-y

I was outside when the solar eclipse took place the other day, but had no idea there was an eclipse happing. It was overcast but...

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Daguerre’s London Diorama of 1823

Daguerre’s London Diorama of 1823

A Forgotten Remnant from the Birth of Photography.   There are probably more than a few who wonder why the word "Diorama" adorns the facade of this posh Georgian building, and are oblivious to its connection with photography's origins. Sitting amongst other John...

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Lucian Freud, by Lucian Freud

Lucian Freud, by Lucian Freud

Views from the superb Lucian Freud self portrait exhibition currently on at the Royal Academy, London. A must see, likely once in a lifetime opportunity to see these self portraits spanning his career together. Time your visit well, as it is unsurprisingly a very...

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