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January 26, 2017


It’s been a while since I posted to this blog…. But I have not been idle. I have been travelling a lot… I made some interesting images of a deserted dairy farm in Alexandra Bridge Western Australia – Coffey’s Dairy Farm. My trip to Hong Kong saw me making more urban night time images with […]

A lot going on…

October 21, 2016


Been very busy lately preparing for two exhibitions at once. Thankfully the installation of ‘[( 6 )] go to Oxford’ exhibition is being handled by RobTM and Tanya Ahmed. The exhibition opens today a few thousand miles away….very exciting all the same!! Closer to home, preparations for my exhibition ‘Social Change in Tower Hamlets…100 Years since Charles […]


January 29, 2016


I spent Tuesday of this week taking in several exhibitions in London. Four of my favourite photographers – Alec Soth, Julia Margaret Cameron, Saul Leiter and Joel Meyerowitz. Soth’s exhibition was a retrospective with work from each of his major series over the last 12 years. Seeing the series one after another in separate rooms […]

Arles 2013 -In retrospect

December 29, 2015


Back in July 2013 I visited Rencontre D’Arles. It was an excellent if exhausting experience. I documented the exhibitions I visited in two blog posts here and here. During my stay I made a series of photographs with Fomapan 400 120 black and white film, using two cameras – a plastic Holga and a much more sophisticated […]

Photofusion Salon15

October 21, 2015


My portrait of Gill Golding from the series Landscape Portraits has been selected for the Photofusion Salon15. It is really great that I am able to show some work from this series. It would be even better if showing this single portrait at Photofusion leads to more opportunities to show the work. I would still like to […]

Lifting the Curtain Website

June 19, 2015


I have had a bit of a break from photography following submission of work for assessment but I am now busy planning for my exhibition in October. I have organised the printing and framing of the images/texts, drafted the form of an exhibition catalogue and have now established a ‘Lifting the Curtain’ website. The intention […]

Document, Publicity, Commentary, Art

February 7, 2015


This post presents my thoughts on the recent CONSTRUCTING WORLDS Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age Exhibition at the Barbican London. This exhibition closed in early January 2015. I visited twice. There was much to take in at this blockbuster exhibition, which presented work by 18 photographers. I have struggled to get my mind around it all and […]

Tate Modern – Conflict-Time-Photography

February 6, 2015


I have been looking forward to this exhibition for some time. The concept of the exhibition has quite an overlap with my own work in East London. My own work does not deal with conflict, but does pose questions about what a photograph of a present day place can say, if anything, about what happened […]

Hiroshi Sugimoto – Still Life @ Pace Gallery, London

January 6, 2015


I had a chance to make a brief visit to the Sugimoto ‘Still Life’ exhibition at the Pace Gallery in London today. It was most impressive. I have seen three Sugimoto exhibitions now—his landscapes/seascapes in Arles last year, his Architecture photographs at the recent ‘Constructing Worlds’ exhibition at the Barbican and now his Dioramas at […]

Karen Knorr Exhibition Tate Britain – December 2014

December 17, 2014


I have studied Karen Knorr’s work, particularly her Belgravia 1979-1981 and  Gentlemen 1981-1983 series and have cited her as one of my influences see here. It is very fortuitous that she currently has a retrospective exhibition showing just these two series at Tate Britain. I went along yesterday to see her work in the flesh as it […]

Bank Street Arts Installation

July 6, 2014


We spent a full day yesterday in Sheffield installing the [(6)] exhibition. I’ve learned a lot from this experience about setting up an exhibition (methods of fixing photographs and their relative cost and ease of installation), laying out an exhibition space (no substitute for visiting the location, aligning the midpoints of the pictures – 157 cm […]

David George – Shadows of Doubt

April 3, 2014


At the Uncertain States exhibition back in November  (see here) I learned about another exhibition of photographs of London’s East End, Archive Imagined East End, which was due to take place at Hoxton Hall in November. The exhibition featured photographs by Don McCullin, Ian Farrant, Spencer Rowell, David George, Mick Williamson, Tom Hunter and Stephen […]

Bank Street Arts Exhibition

April 2, 2014


Things have progressed on the exhibition at Bank Street Arts and it looks like it is going to go ahead from the 9th – 19th July 2014 (and possibly longer until the end of July). We have  a name for the exhibition [(6)] and a website – click on photo below to visit.     We […]

Les Rencontres Arles Photography 2013 – Part Two

August 1, 2013


This is my second post setting out my thoughts on my trip to Arles. The previous post is here. I indicated this post will cover my impressions of Pieter Hugo, Marion Gronier, John Davies, Wolfgang Tilmans and Gordon Parks along with my thoughts on the nominees for the 2013 Discovery Award. Pieter Hugo – There’s […]

Les Rencontres Arles Photography 2013 – Part One

July 13, 2013


I’ve just got back from a visit to the south of France. The trip combined a short family holiday with a trip to Arles to see some of the photography on offer at the Les Rencontres Arles Photography 2013 (LRAP13). This post is the first of two setting out my thoughts on what I found […]

First of all move me….

July 5, 2013


‘First of all move me, surprise me, rend my heart; make me tremble, weep, shudder; outrage me, delight my eyes afterwards, if you can.’ – Denis Diderot I was watching a BBC programme about the Louvre in Paris and the above quote by the 18th century French philosopher and critic Denis Diderot grabbed my attention. […]

Taylor Wessing Portrait Award 2012

March 8, 2013


I have been to the Taylor Wessing Portrait Award Exhibition each year from the last five years and have always found the experience interesting and intriguing. I believe that my decision to work in the genre of portraiture for my OCA Advanced course may well have been influenced by my enjoyment of this event. This […]

Seduced by Art

January 25, 2013


I made it to the National Gallery’s ‘Seduced by Art’ exhibition in its last few days. I am very glad I did. It gave me much food for thought. The exhibition had pretty mixed reviews and seemed to unearth old prejudices about the status of photography as art. The National Gallery is clearly hallowed ground. […]

Klein and Moriyama

January 3, 2013


I have now been to Tate Modern’s Klein/Moriyama exhibition twice. I have delayed posting my thoughts on the exhibition because I was unsure if I might go again as part of the OCA Study Visit – I am on the waiting list for this. It now seems unlikely that I will be attending the OCA […]

Brighton Biennial

November 9, 2012


Last weekend I attended the OCA study visit to the Brighton Biennial Photo Festival. The event was very well attended with around 25 students, four tutors and Gareth. The theme for this year’s Festival was Agents of Change: Photography and the Politics of Space. The website for the event is here. University of Sussex Gallery We started […]

A Living man declared dead and other chapters

September 21, 2012


The rather enigmatic title of this post is the name of an exhibition and book by photographer Taryn Simon. Simon currently has an exhibition at MOMA in New York and which I visited on my recent trip. Simon is regarded as the current ‘queen’ of typological studies. She appears to be totally committed to the […]

Rineke Dijkstra Exhibition at the Guggenheim New York

September 10, 2012


I recently passed through New York for a few days whilst visiting the USA. Luckily there is currently an retrospective exhibition of Rineke Dijkstra on show at the Guggenheim. I spent a few hours there looking at her work. It was a great experience as I have studied her work quite a bit during the […]

Bailey’s East End

July 22, 2012


I went along to the David Bailey exhibition at the Compressor House in Newham. I am working on an idea for a long term project which will be about London’s  East End. I am thinking about using project this for my Level 3 Your Own Portfolio course. Bailey’s exhibition offered the opportunity to see a […]

Visit to Frankfurt am Main

July 18, 2012


I have just returned from a visit to Frankfurt, where I competed in an Ironman triathlon…the race went as well as I could hope for as I don’t think that I was at peak fitness….too much photography!! (I finished in 12 hours 44 mins) Whilst I was in Frankfurt I had a break from the […]

Gillian Wearing – Whitechapel Gallery

May 2, 2012


I have visited the Gillian Wearing exhibition at the Whitechapel twice. It is a time hungry exhibition with several video pieces which are  quite long. Overall I found the work interesting but only to a point. Much of Wearing’s work is founded upon the same premise which is that the public face is quite often […]

Zarina Bhimji – Whitechapel Gallery

February 12, 2012


On Saturday I visited the Whitechapel Gallery to see the survey exhibition of Zarinal Bhimji’s work. To be honest before this exhibition I was not familiar with her work. I went along with an open mind and was intrigued with the idea of seeing a mixed media presentation of work, with installations, photographs and film. […]

Museum Portraits

February 2, 2012


I have been continuing with my candid portrait series of people viewing exhibits in Museums. Walker Evans’ ‘Subway’ photographs; Harry Callaghan’s portraits of women lost in thought on the streets of Chicago, and Philip-Lorca DiCorcia’s Heads are all precedents for this type of candid portrait series. see ‘(people) In Series, In Sequence’ and Exposed – Voyeurism, […]

John Blakemore Exhibition

October 18, 2011


I visited the John Blakemore exhibition at the Hooper Gallery in London. Blakemore is a British photographer who has worked  in the field for upwards of 40 years. He has been a lecturer and is now emeritus Professor of Photography at Derby University. Blakemore’s work is largely in black and white but some colour work including […]

Glamour of the Gods – Hollywood Portraits

September 25, 2011


I recently visited the above exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. The collection of photographs were presented courtesy of the John Kobal Foundation. To quote the exhibition blurb…. ‘Glamour of the Gods is a celebration of Hollywood portraiture from the industry’s ‘Golden Age’, the period 1920 to 1960. From Greta Garbo and Clark Gable to Audrey […]

Thomas Struth

August 30, 2011


Happily given my current interest in typological studies, the Whitechapel Gallery has been hosting a major exhibition by Thomas Struth. Struth studied under Bernd and Hilla Becher in Dusseldorf. Much of his early work could be viewed as typological. His oeuvre spans quite a range from urban landscapes, landscape, portraits, complex images of modern technology […]