SEE THE SHOW CATALOGUE ON ISSUU HERE: HIDDEN RIVERS CATALOGUE Private View Thursday 17th July – 6.30pm – 9.00pm Show Open Friday 18th July – Thursday 24th July Opening Times 10.00am – 4.00pm (Monday to Friday) Please use the form below if you should have any questions about the show.
Calling all budding Bloggers. I am teaching this brand new course: ‘WordPress Blogging for Photographers and Artists’, at London College of Communication. If you are thinking of setting up a blog or know someone who is – come and join me. A thorough two-day course to get you up and running! Follow the link to the course dates and further information HERE Course includes: What are blogs? Why create a blog? Good blogs and good practice Blog set-up Identifying your audience […]
Recently I have been running some street photography workshops in London for Photoion Photography School and developing some project briefs on street photography practice for Level 3 students in Photography at Kensington and Chelsea College. Teaching these sessions has been an interesting experience and I thought I would write some blog posts sharing some thoughts and pictures from my practice. This is the first post and I will be offering you some more in the future. In this post I will […]
The lovely Mags Di Ceglie (re)photographed in her wedding dress (and Converse Trainers) Enjoying the chance to slip her dress on again (well it’s too good to wear just the once!) we headed off to the studio, and the studio roof, to take some shots. A big, huge thanks to her for graciously acting as my model for a series of wedding photography website shots. We had a fun time!
Below is the transcript that appears in Blueprint Magazine 311 21st November 2013. You may see a full illustrated transcript of the interview here on my blog. Stanley Kubrick’s ‘Full Metal Jacket’ and ‘Clockwork Orange’, the making of two iconic film posters. Interview with Illustrator, Philip Castle. Steve Mepsted 2011 Philip Castle is a British illustrator, most widely known for his creations of the iconic posters for Stanley Kubrick’s ‘Clockwork Orange’ and ‘Full Metal Jacket’ but also Ken Russell’s ‘The Boyfriend”, Tim Burton’s ‘Mars Attacks’ […]
A NIGHT OF 70’S PUNK IN A POST-PUNK SETTING Acklam Village Market really does have it all on a plate for the weekend adventurist. Situated in a semi-underworld, below the rumbling roads of the Westway Flyover, a new world presents itself: a great variety of international street grub is served up from bright and friendly stalls, which snake from the entrance off the busy weekend Portobello Road Market. Your food can be eaten at high tables surrounded by urban art works sprayed and […]
Going through some old work I found these photographs I made of paintings I executed between 2003-2005. My Mother died, at too young an age, in early 2003 and I find it incredible that while I was painting these images I was not consciously aware of the themes they seem to explore. I obviously needed to get something out of my system. I feel that one of the joys of art-making is the physical manifestation of the subconscious; sometimes one […]
Its 5.19am July 6th 2012 and the Amtrak train I boarded in Kingman four hours earlier pulls into the tiny town of Flagstaff, AZ. The conductor has woken me and I, along with ten other passengers, quietly leave the carriage so as not to disturb the seeping forms around us. The sun is just beginning to light up the sky, birds stir into song and a tall 1950’s Motel sign (Rooms $5) is revealed near the side of the tracks, […]
I am very happy to announce the End of Year Show of a fabulous bunch of students from Kensington and Chelsea College’s National Diploma in Photography. I have had a lot of fun teaching this group this year and the show is well worth a visit. You can find the catalogue HERE
Categories: EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS
Last Summer in New York I took a trip to the International Center of Photography near Times Square to see a retrospective exhibition of Weegee’s work. Although the title of the show is “Murder is my Business” I find there is much more to Weegee’s legacy than oily prints of bloodied corpses. The deaths and disasters, photographed after chasing the police radio messages relayed to his van, are a frontispiece to a surprising array of interests which included film making. Weegees van also doubled […]
How To Improve Your PowerPoint Presentations This funny little gem of a video takes a lighthearted but essential look at the ubiquity of the Powerpoint and the maddening misuse of it. Follow the link below and please follow the advice given – for the sake of us all! “The term ‘Bullet Point’ means holding a gun to the heads of bad Powerpoint presenters everywhere”
On the first Sunday of each February around 70 clowns (and 500 photographers!) gather in Holy Trinity Church in Dalston to remember the life of Joseph Grimaldi, English actor, comedian and dancer, who became the most popular English entertainer of the Regency era. The ‘godfather’ of clowning, he created and refined many of the play forms and techniques that continue today. Three friends; variously comedian, actor/poet and nurse, prepare for the day by adopting their clown ‘selves': ‘Tofu’, (Tony Allen) ‘Fluff’ (Jonny […]
A tangle of sheets and neon lit pillows, a pencil of fire creeps through a curtain. My boots tucked under and another night passes. Green mattresses, yellow walls, seven beds and five languages spoken – in sleep and dreams. Stacked allotments. Boston, El Paso, Flagstaff. A cotton land in which to drift and a boulder to rest my head.
‘Hush’ 2012 ‘Hush’ is a collection of Photographs I shot on a sunny September morning in 2011, very soon after the doors to Kensington and Chelsea College’s original Hortensia Road building were closed for the last time. The building stands today just next door to the new Hortensia Road building, quieted and deserted, waiting for the developers. As I roamed the building alone, I stood in classrooms and offices, studios and meeting rooms. Climbing the stone-stepped stairwells, I wondered how […]
During the Summer of 2011 I interviewed and Photographed the members of The West Eleven Housing Co-op (of which I too am a member) and talked with them about the trails and tribulations of membership and the management and maintenance of the co-operative housing project that began its journey in 1976. The results eventually formed a book and an exhibition. Below is a brief introduction and a gallery of the portraits I shot during the process. The full transcripts of interviews, […]
During a frenetic month in April 2009 I crossed four Indian States: Uttar Pradesh, Rajashthan, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh; and covered approximately 3800 kilometres by train, bus, horse and (broken) foot. Cycle and Auto Rickshaws transported me while in the cities. I travelled from Delhi to Varanasi on a personal mission to scatter some of my Mum’s ashes. From Varanasi by train into Rajasthan via Agra and Jaipur. From Jaipur I kept going West to Johdpur -‘The Blue City’ – […]