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' (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


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'.