Posts tagged ‘MAPJD’

June 10, 2013

Rampage Installation | Never Seeing Nothing


My installation at Never Seeing Nothing exhibition last month at Nursery Gallery, London [thanks to Christina Vazou for the first image].  You can view the installation showreel here.

May 4, 2013

Never Seeing Nothing (13-18 May)

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I will be showing my project Rampage in Never Seeing Nothing, part of the Moose on the Loose Biennale of Research organised by UAL Photography and Archive Research Centre (PARC).

Private view: 15th May, 2013 – 6-9pm

For more details please visit: www.neverseeingnothing.com | www.mooseontheloose.net

May 14, 2012

Irreversible Materiality | Rethink

Pure Extraction is an experimental multimedia piece from my Rethink project.  You can read about the projects gestation on the project blog.

You can also view reference images here.

May 26, 2011

An enchanting place

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Agios Pavlos, Crete 2011.

Agios Pavlos is a remote coastal village close to Agia Galini in the south of Crete; a place where you are woken by the sound of cockerels at dawn, the water supply is fresh spring water from the mountains plus several miles of unspoiled beaches.   I first went there 10 yrs ago to YogaPlus and met my good friend Cushla.  She went back to work a season the following year and met her husband Bruce who was a guest at the time.  They then went back to work, as a couple, the following year and subsequently returned to Agios Pavlos for their honeymoon a few years later….this place holds special meaning for them.  This month we all returned again to Agios Pavlos including their two young children……all of us connected by place.

March 25, 2011

Picture Story Assignment

For this assignment I had initially wanted to photograph the occupied job centre on Deptford High Street by local activists including Lewisham Anti-Cuts Alliance.  Due to my work schedule and the timing of their meetings this didn’t work out before  today’s tutorial but I was informed that Goldsmiths students had just gone into occupation at Deptford town hall in solidarity with their lecturers in the University and College Union (UCU) who were on strike.  I thought this would be and interesting story for the assignment so off I went to New Cross.

The UCU strike is the first national strike in higher education for five years and coincides with the March for the Alternative tomorrow. Students support this march and have used the occupation as a space to organize and build for it.

Goldsmiths has a tradition of strong solidarity between staff and students. In November 2010 when students were attacked in the press after protests against rising tuition fees, Goldsmiths lecturers publicly supported with them.

University College London went into occupation hours before Goldsmiths, following other UK campuses.  Students hope to see a wave of direct action across UK universities.  Goldsmiths students previously occupied Deptford town hall in November over the proposed cuts to education and rising tuition fees.

I had to whittle the images down to 5 and this is my edit:

Music students trying to gain entry (unsuccessfully) into town hall to take an exam.

Students barricade the door to town hall stopping all lectures and staff entering the building.

Local activist wears his badges with pride.

Students showing support on the picket line outside college library.

Staff and tutors on the picket line.

 

March 12, 2011

Portrait #3

Steven @ Coliseum

March 12, 2011

Portrait #2


Jamie @ St Martin in the Fields

March 12, 2011

Portrait of a dancer


Johnny Autin @ Greenwich Dance Agency

March 5, 2011

South London Botanical Institute

This week I headed to the South London Botanical Institute to photograph Sarah Davey one of the main gardeners at the Institute and was totally amazed at what a gem of a place I had found.

Founded in 1910 by a keen botanist, Allan Octavian Hume (1829-1912), the aims of the Institute have remained almost unchanged in 100 years. Hume’s lasting contribution has been to provide an environment where those interested in plants, be they amateur or professional, may meet and develop their knowledge of plants.

Several generations of botanists have benefited from, and contributed to, the facilities available at the Institute. Today, members still enjoy, as they have done since the Institute’s inception, the evening lectures and field trips, the library, garden and herbaria.

During my visit a Brazilian artist was furthering her knowledge of botanical art making very detailed drawings from their specimens which totally added to the ambience and charm of the building which appears to have been untouched in a century.

I wish to return to SLBI again to develop a project about the Institute and I would like to thank Sarah and Nell for making this visit possible – I hope to see you soon!

February 28, 2011

A Taste of Tango @ Pineapple Studios

Finally the last shoot in the assignment, by contrast to the seasoned pro’s in the previous shoot, I thought it would be interesting to photograph a beginners dance class to see how that changed the dynamic and relationship especially when learning becomes part of the process.   A big thank you to Jenney @ A Taste of Tango and the group for their co operation.