I remember…

It’s 25 years since my first Pride (LGB as it was then… QUEER as it should be now) and so much has changed – charging for entry, corporate sponsorship everywhere, a neutrering of political ambitions, the lack of reference to any form of sexuality in the title… Pride should be a call to arms for…

Anke de Bruijn

During my trip to the Lot, Annie asked if I would shoot a few portraits of her friend Anke de Bruijn. I hadn’t met Anke on my previous visits but I had heard all about her. A talented choirmaster, Anke currently runs two choirs based in the area. Ensemble Vocal Gaia is an international vocal group of…

WIP The Hermitage

A weekend celebration for my Dad’s 80th birthday at the Dunkeld House Hotel in Perthshire gave me the perfect opportunity to continue my ongoing project trying to capture the atmosphere of the forest. My tree fascination (am I a hugger?) was fed with a walk on both sides of the river Tay, north of the…

In the Long Evenings . . . Colour and Light

Last week I headed home to drop off some work to the Junor Gallery in St Andrews, Scotland. Tomorrow evening is the Private View for ‘In the Long Evenings . . . Colour and Light’.  This is the second show for the owner Beth Junor, who studied at the University, and has longed to return to…

The Exhibitionists present Photosoirée No. 4

Tonight we have a clash of Private Views, and we need to be in two places at once – the Garden Museum for the Curiosity Project and also the Shortwave Cafe at the Biscuit factory in Bermondsey, where I am exhibiting some of my photographs and cyanotypes (a moderneccentrics collaboration). We will be starting off at…

New Adventures in Etching

This year has flown by… In my last term at Morley, I’ve spent my time exploring Etching, something completely new to me. Preparing plates is a much longer and more involved process than say, drypoint or collagraph. I spent a good few weeks producing the final plate, repeatedly stopping out different areas for the dips…

Poppies (for Henry)

On the 22nd of May, Henry Wilson, the partner of my good friend Andy, was killed by a lorry minutes from his house whilst cycling to get a haircut. Henry was a photographer and textile designer, and such a kind soul. The reason I mention this tragic accident is that one example of his kindness…

The Woods of Cawdor

These finished images are from a walk around the woods of Cawdor Castle with my friend James. It was a beautiful sunny Sunday morning at the end of March, you can see read and see more images from the whole trip here. The work continue my fascination with trees, woodlands and forests. There is a wonderful constantly changing…

A Good Day

I had a great day in the studio at Morley yesterday with Brian McKenzie. I continued working with cardboard pop-outs from medication packaging, using them to create unique mono-prints. Each set is individually inked, wiped and arranged on the press; some with scored markings, others crumpled up or folded and then flattened out again. The first…