Thursday, 11 December 2008

the mirror

"The camera... is a kind of two-way glass that retains a double function: it is a window that delivers the *profilmic to an absent gaze and, at the same moment, a reflective surface that reintroduces us to ourselves." Michael Renov, from "Video Confessions" in The Subject of Documentary
*the “filmic” being everything that appears in the film, and the profilmic everything that exists in reality that receives a special destination in the film (like actors, props, decors) and leaves its traces on the celluloid.

Thursday, 27 November 2008

Idi I Smotri

Thank you Amy for identifying this image as one of the many powerful and horrific moments from the extraordinary 'Idi I Smotri'

Monday, 10 November 2008

AXIS: Curator's Choice

Selected by AXIS for Curator's Choice this week along with Susan Truseler who does some beautiful C-types exploring similar ground....

Monday, 6 October 2008

bullied version

a previous image revisited. damaged by the elements. no photoshop.

Wednesday, 24 September 2008

you promised (painted)

Italian artist, Andrea DeAngelis produced this interesting painting based on one of my photographs seen here

Monday, 22 September 2008

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Friday, 12 September 2008

My friend, Liam Burke

Liam Burke was a wonderful and very treasured friend. The best example I know of what it means to be a good man, a good husband, a good father in this world. He encouraged and supported me so much and I can only try to be the man he was. I learned so much from him. This picture on Jeffrey Thunders' myspace site made me smile. That it was accompanied by The Hold Steady's 'Lord, I'm Discouraged' said it all. Liam, the world is not the same without you.

Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Saturday, 6 September 2008


part of new series inspired by a recent chance discovery while in massachusetts.

Sunday, 10 August 2008

Tuesday, 1 July 2008

Monday, 30 June 2008

lying down looking up

a grim afternoon at a depressing 'holiday' camp in southport, uk ...

Thursday, 26 June 2008

Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Saturday, 7 June 2008

postcard of rome

from room 50. this has a sense of mystery to it, a certain sadness. something about memory and longing. what is the man thinking about?

Tuesday, 27 May 2008


another work in progress.... good raw material but not sure where to go next with it...

Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Saturday, 3 May 2008