12 Months of the Field at Art-Gene

For much of 2016 I have been exhibiting at Art Gene, “an independent (inter)national Research Facility”, in Barrow in Furnace. I had a year long participation in their U-Hang exhibition programme. The exhibition consisted of a single image from my field project. Every month this image was updated with a new image taken in the previous month. The exhibition was like a …

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Making books

I have recently returned from a photo book making workshop run by photographers Joe Wright and John Blakemore. It was part of the programme surrounding the Inside the Outside collective exhibition at Photo Parlour in Nottingham. The workshop ran across two days. The first day was mainly run by John. He discussed books he had made, showing …

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Carving up a city

My mouth is dry, and my ears are humming. I have spent most of the day as a pedestrian in the environs of the M8 motorway as it carves its way through central Glasgow. The M8 borders the north and west sides of the city centre. In its immediately surroundings are warehouses, concrete walkways and dereliction. …

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The Field at Art Gene

My project The Field is being exhibited at Art Gene in Barrow as part of their UHang programme. It will be in the form of a “live” exhibit that is updated every month with a new image recorded in the field from the previous month. It will almost be a window from Art Gene onto the field itself. …

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Project based work

In recent months I have come to a realisation that many photographers come to eventually. Individual images just don’t do it for me any more. There is only so much you can say with a single image. I have moved my photography to a more project based workflow. You are always going to be able to say …

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The Silver Birch of Mount Etna

It is very rare you get Silver Birch as far south as Sicily but on Mount Etna, at least the east side between about 1000m and 1500m, they are all over the place. They wouldn’t normally survive the hot summers in Sicily, but have managed by adapting to their environment. The bark on the trees is …

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Frozen Lac de Matemale

This is a series of images taken looking across the Lac de Matemale in the Capcir valley in Pyrenées-Orientales, France. The lake had half frozen over as the temperatures had plummeted in previous days although they were rising again at the time the photos were taken. The ski resort you can see on the other …

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