Friday, 30 August 2013

denmark






































late addition for ENFANCE(S). 5 Sept to 19 October. Paris.
I will be at the gallery on the 5th. Please come and say hello.

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

girl. found.





























My feelings about photography are changing so much. Images that I dismissed months ago now feel worthwhile and projects I really believed in last week seem trivial this morning. Instead of just working instinctively and intuitively, I find myself worrying about what my production costs will be or what the 'gallery appeal' would be. Worse still, I find myself comparing my work to others. I also worry about repeating myself.
'girl. found.' is from a distinctly uncommercial project I started earlier this summer and later abandoned. Small images in glass mounts. Just as I was getting away from 'mediated' work, I found a collection of slides and worked them into a sort of abstract narrative. Despite the lack of commercial appeal -- or perhaps, because of it -- I am very drawn to this series, particularly this picture. I feel I understand the anonymous girl, the photographer, even the scent of that house, that year, that summer. The tangle of stories connecting them all feels so vivid, so familiar. It is a 'bad' photograph in many ways but, to me, it has a vague and faded beauty, a poignancy and even a physical 'surface' of deterioration that I find very powerful.

Friday, 23 August 2013

twigs






































twigs (2013)  35mm cine film.  approx 27cm x 45cm.
no digital processes. film strip simply scanned as found.

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

francis goodman


















Constantia Nicolaides' excellent little feature on the life and work of Francis Goodman. His work
is still on display at The National Portrait Gallery. Until 3 November.

Monday, 12 August 2013

three (wasps)






































three (wasps) 2013. 'old school' composite print. approx 10 cm x 11 cm.

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

my father's roses



























some of the first pictures i ever took as a boy were of my father's roses. the first super 8 movie i made was all about those same roses -- complete with hand-written subtitles. maybe i was looking for approval, i'm not sure. anyway, the last time i was at my father's house in wisconsin was shortly after he'd died. i took this photograph of the roses that remained in bloom.  (traditional print from 35mm)