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…

STREET LIFE

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…

CLOWNS DAY OUT. JOSEPH GRIMALDI’S MEMORIAL SERVICE

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…

HOSTEL BEDSCAPES

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…

‘Hush’ – Work in Exhibition: ‘Align’, Kensington and Chelsea College

‘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…

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,…

‘THINGS WE SAVED FROM THE FIRE’

On the 3rd and 5th of April I delivered two workshops at The Cuming Museum in Southwark. The workshops, designed for local families, explored notions of worth and value in the context of the Elephant and Castle area and of museum collections themselves. Participants were asked to consider the one thing they would save from…

EXHIBITION – ‘HOSTEL’

DATES: 6 March 2012 to 21 April 2012 TIMES: 06 Mar – 21 Apr 2012 Tue – Sat 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Closed Easter Monday, Good Friday VENUE: Cuming Museum Each year the MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography students from the London College of Communications work on a project documenting the Elephant and Castle. They are…

GENERATION X FACTOR

“X FACTOR AUDITION BOOTH  – NOTICE” “This is your chance to shine! Give it everything you’ve got! Show us your voice and personality! If you are successful you will be given a gold slip and the X Factor team will tell you where to go. If you are unsuccessful your number will be crossed out…

‘THE RED BALLOON – ALL TOMORROW’S PARTIES’

UNIT 1.1 PHOTOJOURNALISM PRACTICE ASSIGNMENT PICTURE STORY “The Journey” Working Guidelines This project is to be shot over the next two weeks.  You must attend the first crit session with either an initial take from the the story or comprehensive details of what the story you plan to shoot for the next week will be. This…

“The Trials” Five Picture Photo-Story

I had begun to make some contacts at the Dog Track in Wimbledon in order that I could get closer to the subjects of the story themselves – the dogs. The Wimbledon Dogs Owners Association were good enough to respond with some contact names, one of whom was the racing manager Garry Matthews. On speaking…