Essays

ArtCan – one year on

Summer 2021 I’m celebrating ONE year as an @ArtCan member Artist with the wonderful @kateenters and what a year it’s been despite pandemic sabotage.   To date I’m proud to have produced artwork for:  FROM ARTCAN WITH LOVE 2020 the annual ArtCan fundraiser TRANS | FORM ArtCan Open 2020 (postponed however, watch this space!) PRELUDE 2021…

Three years on… BYOPAPER! PHOTOGRAPH, PRINT, PASTE

NUIT DE L’ANNÉE / FRIDAY 7 JULY 2017 Papeteries Étienne – Trinquetaille FLASHBACK… on Friday 7 July 2017 the Papeteries Étienne, an abandoned paper mill located in Trinquetaille, was brought back to life to host the fabulous NUIT DE L’ANNÉE. Both photographic promenade and late night party, this buzzing annual event takes place during the opening week of Les…

#artistsupportpledge

Q. I want to support artists. How do I do it? A. Buy art. Go to #artistsupportpledge and see what you like. Buy some more art. Then buy some more art. Remember after £1,000 of sales, the artists are pledging to buy other artist’s work, so you are supporting a network of generosity which is much greater than…

A selection of my work can now be purchased via #artistsupportpledge

Have you heard about this innovative instagram initiative? It’s really quite brilliant! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many artists have found themselves without work; teaching, technical support, gallery work, exhibitions and sales have all but disappeared. In an attempt to help alleviate some of this fallout, Matthew Burrows instigated #artistsupportpledge  The concept is a simple one:…

The JULIA MARGARET CAMERON AWARD

The JULIA MARGARET CAMERON AWARD is an open submission for pro and non-pro women photographers. Selected work from the 2020 15th edition, judged by Elizabeth Avedon and Mona Kuhn, will be exhibited at the 6th Biennial of Fine Art and Documentary Photography in Barcelona, date to be confirmed. I am delighted to have received an…

PLANS FOR 2020 HAVE REQUIRED A RE-THINK AND RE-WRITE FOR US ALL

PHOTO LONDON AND THE RA SUMMER EXHIBITION HAVE BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR THE AUTUMN, VOIES OFF AND LES RENCONTRES D’ARLES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED FOR THIS YEAR. PLANS FOR 2020 HAVE REQUIRED A RE-THINK AND RE-WRITE FOR US ALL. Early last May I was prepping a Satellite exhibition for Photo London 2019 and coordinating framing and delivery…

terra incognita 2019/Photo London Satellite Event

A place called Lost: The distance of time, indelible impression and an amalgam of illegibilities, impasses and obscurities have tangled the real with the experiential and the imaginary. The landscape of childhood is my tangible reference – my uncharted territory is psychical. Working with my 5×4 view camera is slow and contemplative. I identify location,…

terra incognita

terra incognita; geography, autobiography, metaphor. (2012) ‘You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus’ Mark Twain, 1889.  Writing in Camera Lucida Roland Barthes acknowledged his debt to the work of Jean-Paul Sartre in dedicating the text to Sartre’s 1940 study L’Imaginaire, a psychological and phenomenological investigation into the nature and…