Sept 2010:

** Submission to the Photofusion biennial competition/book/exhibition AMPS/10 **

Browsing records, Music & Video Exchange

First cup of tea, Beatroot

A liquid lunch, The Lord Clyde

The series Our Favourite Shop is part of an ongoing project to document favourite spaces in the city. Using a pinhole camera allows a slow, gentle method of capturing the available light over the time
taken to savour a pint or browse the racks. The resulting images reveal ephemeral human traces in the comfortable, familiar semipublic interior of shops, pubs and cafes. The street beyond is
glimpsed through shopfronts and doorways; a contrasting exterior world occupied by speed and sunlight. Making my own cameras enables me to work in simple but precise ways, giving duration to the photograph and giving the camera a presence that is readily accepted and understood.

The finished prints are 30x40cm traditional C-type prints.


June 2010:

** For anyone interested in seeing the exhibition: we are open to the public again for a brief window on Friday 2nd July from 2.30-4pm. Also a reminder that the UEL Architecture Showcase is on until next Friday 9th July, at the AVA, UEL Docklands campus.**

I have work in the exhibition Transparency and the City at the gallery at Alan Baxter's offices in Farringdon, as part of the London Festival of Architecture. Private view Monday 21st June 6-8.30 and open on Saturday 26th June 10-6. No invites required, the door will be open at these times. (Other times are by appointment, as the gallery is very much a part of the working office space.)

Pieces of a London street is part of an ongoing project to document favourite spaces in the city, and as a refamiliarisation with the craft of drawing, what better project? Taking Berwick Street in Soho as a subject, the work is not so much a survey as a documentation of personal geographies, present, remembered and historical. The drawing process allows the representation of ideas to become the means by which they are both investigated and revealed. Pinhole photos capture ephemeral human traces and the comfortable, familiar semi-public interior in relation to the territorialised and sometimes inhospitable, sometimes engaging, street.


Nostalgia 2008


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