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,…

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…

“Hostel” – a ‘Week in the Life’

INTRODUCTION: There are hostels all over London. They typically cater for travellers from Canada, America, Europe, the Middle East and Australia: people working and studying in the UK for short periods of time, adventurers on a budget. However ‘The Cricketers’, in Elephant and Castle, seems to attract another, more motley bunch. UK residents, older than the…

‘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…

‘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…

‘Street’ Photography – Portobello Road

For this assignment we were instructed to ‘take to the streets’. The brief was to find three scenes, situations or locations and to photograph them with a view to building a better shot each time; through positioning oneself differently in  terms of distance, negotiating a better angle or simply playing the waiting game and hoping…