Exhibition: ‘Out of Office’

  The Visual & Digital Arts Department at Morley College London is led by a team of inspiring Programme Managers. This group of inventive artists and creative practitioners teach a range of specialist courses at all levels. Out of Office explores what happens when they leave work at Morley and return to the studio.  It will…

MAGS DI CEGLIE: THE RE-PHOTOGRAPHED BRIDE

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…

BIG SOCIETY ALIVE AND WELL HERE!

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…

JOHN HUNTER

Some shots of my Canadian cousin John Hunter, whom I unfortunately rarely get to see. Shot in his house and on the street in Toronto on Fujichrome Velvia daylight film and cross-processed, the images were scanned at 800dpi directly from small prints, so not of highest quality (however I quite like this). I was hoping for a painterly,…

SMOKING HANDS

I have certain ethical problems with the candid photography of homeless people, beggars or those that appear vulnerable or in plight.  The most successful examples, or ones where the ethics become more balanced, are when the photographer has at least engaged with or even maintained a relationship of sorts with the subject. The very best are…

THE TRINITY PROJECT – ‘A MODEL FOR LIFE’

The people portrayed here are ‘Life Models’ – some manage it full time, some fitting in engagements between other jobs and professions. They are skilled and talented people, flexible and sensitive to the needs of artists, teachers and students, and who variously combine many of these attributes in themselves. They work in Schools, Colleges, Universities,…

‘Formal Portraits’ – ‘Margarita’

The Brief: Make portraits of 3 different individual people. Produce close ups, middle distance and full length portraits from each sitting.  You are in absolute control of all elements. As with the preceding ‘environmental’ assignment, we are defining portraits as being photographs of individual people in which the photographer plays the role of active director.  The emphasis…

‘Formal Portraits’ – ‘Johnny Twenty-Four’

Johnny Twenty-Four is a local legend, or ‘leg-end’ as some call him. He is the oldest surviving tenant of Trellick Tower, a grand (in)famous example of 60’s Brutalist Architecture that rises above the Grand Union canal in West London. Johnny moved in there in 1974 and hasn’t moved out yet. He dresses in layers of…

Julian Marzalek of ‘The November Five’

The Brief: Make portraits of 3 different individual people. Produce close ups, middle distance and full length portraits from each sitting.  You are in absolute control of all elements. As with the preceding ‘environmental’ assignment, we are defining portraits as being photographs of individual people in which the photographer plays the role of active director.  The emphasis…

‘Environmental Portraits’ – ‘Ollie’

This brief was set to encourage us to seek out potential portrait subjects and to shoot them in their environment or specifically in a environment that one may have pre- designed, scoped in advance, or chosen in order to reflect the person and their gesture or expression. The clearest definition of a ‘Portrait’ we were…

‘Environmental Portraits’ – ‘Max the Manic Busker’

This brief was set to encourage us to seek out potential portrait subjects and to shoot them in their environment or specifically in a environment that one may have pre- designed, scoped in advance, or chosen in order to reflect the person and their gesture or expression. The clearest definition of a ‘Portrait’ we were…

‘Environmental Portraits’ – ‘Boris’

Ahhhh! Colour, what a relief!! After shooting exclusively in black and white for the previous three assignments; viewing hue as tone,  the world has become chromatic once again. This brief was set to encourage us to seek out potential portrait subjects and to shoot them in their environment or specifically in a environment that one may…

“Relationship Photography”

This brief was set in order to illuminate for the photographer the practice of negotiating ones way into a situation whereby human relationships and emotions can be played out in front of the camera. The photographer would be an observer in this scenario and would not direct action or attempt to manipulate the scene(s). The…