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.

The Fragile Thread of Photographic Context

The Fragile Thread of Photographic Context

With the letter A, at the very beginning of David Campany’s excellent lecture ‘Photography and Cinema from A to Z (and back again)’ at UCL here in London the other night, he showed us a still from the 1961 Italian film Accattone. It’s an image of tables at an outdoor...

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Getting out slightly later than I hoped…

Getting out slightly later than I hoped…

Due to an extra step in the processing that required an extra trip to the darkroom, these will likely be arriving late into the holiday season. Below are a few views of this year’s edition of 15 holiday greetings heading out to a few friends, colleagues, and contacts...

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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 certain...

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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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