Monday, 23 May 2016

black sea (notebooks)







































Notes from 'Black Sea from Bucegi'. Each approx 8.5 x 10.5 inches. Mixed materials.

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Aether/Ore






























'Aether/Ore' (photograph of oil, hair, glass, water) from 'Weight, the Sea'

Inside, this place where lungs and bones should be, it feels like there is a heavy, industrial fan, rusty, dented fins and frayed electrics; like a damaged clock, revolving erratically .... blowing stale air into itself. Like something I swallowed when she left and it’s now part of me, corroding metal where pink flesh should be. I carry this weight inside me, in my eyes, on my tongue. It is all of me. The weight of waiting. The heavy weight of nothingness. Both air and solid. Let’s call it ‘Aether/Ore’.

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Barcelona




























Revela-T is the world's greatest festival and champion of analogue photography and it opens tomorrow. I wish I could be there. For those lucky enough to attend, it will be a wonderful week. To see everything that will be happening, here are all the details on photographers and events.

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Family Likeness
























“Family likeness has often a deep sadness in it. Nature, that great tragic dramatist, knits us together by bone and muscle, and divides us by the subtler web of our brains; blends yearning and repulsion; and ties us by our heart-strings to the beings that jar us at every movement.”... George Eliot, Adam Bede.         

Monday, 2 May 2016

Family Photography Now






































Very pleased to be included in this lovely book, published in the UK today -- US launch next month.

'The book includes the work of nearly forty international photographers, including sophisticated artworks in a range of photographic styles, and personal, never-before published shots. Birte Kaufman’s award-winning images of Irish travelers, Magnum member Trent Parke’s darkly amusing shots of his family in suburban Australia, Nadia Sablin’s elegy to her elderly aunts living in rural Russia, and Elina Brotherus’s devastatingrecords of failed IVF, are just a few of the astonishing visual journeys, supplemented by interviews with the artists, that push the boundaries of our understanding of family'.

Friday, 8 April 2016

Zindo & Gafuri





















































I’ve admired Zindo & Gafuri for quite a while. Not only do they publish highly-respected writers, poets and thinkers like Brian Eno, John Cage, Wallace Stevens, Anne Carson et al but their books always feature distinctive covers by artists I love ... Hollis Brown Thornton and Boris Mikhailov to name just two. I’m happy to be a small part of their collection.

Saturday, 2 April 2016

Revela-T



























Revela-T is the best festival of analogue photography in the world, organised by people who are passionate about film and traditional photography. It's on from 20 May to 6 June in Vilassar de Dalt, Barcelona. I'm particularly happy to be involved and have, for the first time, some of my 'Weight, the sea' project exhibited.