Waiting for Banksy 11 – A book of Shit Pictures is the logical follow up to the publication produced by me through Exposure 47 following Banksy’s visit to the Bristol Museum in 2009. Like all things you have to wait for I hope this gallery of images that have been skilfully (or not!) chosen and edited is worth the time that has passed since Weston Super Mare became an international place of interest. The ethos, if there really needed to be one, was to interpret Dismaland pictorially in the spirit the event was created. So black and white film, a point and shoot camera and some aggressive editing to push the contrast and grain structure, and some extreme crops. A nostalgic look back to the photography that holiday makers made in the pre digital/camera phone era; those who did not pick up a camera from one vacation to the next or until the film was finished, then to perpetuate their crimes against the medium show them to anyone who came to dinner! In a typically British coincidence on the day of the shoot it poured with rain bringing back memories of the family summer holidays of my youth huddled in an arcade, us against the weather!
This project is at last nearing completion, watch for details on our website, and in the mean time please feel free to comment.
River People – Sam Burton for the Out of the Mouth of the Parrett project
Sam Burton documented people he encountered while walking the riverbanks recording not just an image but vox pops explaining the connection to the place. “The river is a real gathering point for people, it’s a place where different tributaries of life meet in a daily bases. The settings may have a changed but the people […]
The ‘Decline’ refers to the onset of Dementia. My mum has been in steady decline for about 3 years and has gradually lost the ability to function independently, relying on assistance for all ordinary tasks. She still recognises me, my wife and grandchildren, but struggles with every sentence to relate her thoughts and memories, confabulating […]
During the week leading up to their performance of Matilda in April 2014, I had the pleasure of spending time at Queens College, photographing the talented students of Trull School of Dancing, Taunton. During which I had the privilege of capturing some of the usually unseen rehearsals and backstage preparations leading up to and including […]
Following a Charity
I started photographing the life of a charity based in Dulverton in Exmoor that promotes and looks after Exmoor ponies that are born on the Moors. The Exmoor pony is an endangered breed that has been documented from the Middle Ages. Cut off from other equine breeds by the wildness that is still Exmoor, it […]
Bodies; movement; shape; light and shadow is how I would depict this latest work. With my fascination for the human body and how it can express itself physically I was able to explore this very notion, creating this series of black and white film images. My subjects were dancers from The National Dance Company Wales www.ndcwales.co.uk where I watched […]
Labour of Love
“Nine months in the making and preparation for this milestone. My life is to about to change dramatically, the anticipation of labour is here and its all become very real”. This is my story, an inward perspective of the first steps of parenthood. This carefully considered narrative structure exposes the delicate process of delivery, through […]
Life as an Indian Orphan
I spent two months working in one of India’s most basic orphanage in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. There was no running water and at least 14 hours without power everyday, millions of flies that came during the day and when you slept buzzed though your ears, nose and mouth. The images in this portfolio are […]
Life Encounters (Vol 1)
This collection of images is a personal memento of my journey as an image-maker so far, a museum of exhibits from my life as i have seen it, a series of permanent flash backs. I have an addiction to record that will continue as my life, experiences and encounters expand my collection of visual memories. […]