Projects

New Book released on Saturday 9th November

I am excited to announce that my new book "Any where but Home" is released on Saturday 9th November.  The book is being published by Brown Owl Press. Brown Owl Press specialise in small run publication and Al Palmer, the owner, is very selective in who he works with, so I am very honoured that he has published my work.  The launch coincides with the Mini Click paper fair in Brighton, where Brown Owl Press will have a stool. If you are in the area come along and check it out.All the work in the book was shot in Poland and looks at the relationship between home and travel.

 

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Anywhere But Home will be available to buy from Saturday through the Brown Owl Press website.

Project - No Ball Games

Wandering around a few months ago I was struck by the utter chaos and dirtiness of backstreets in my local area. I found it quite funny how the council and residents/shop owners, spend so much time and money making the fronts of their buildings look so inviting and yet the backstreets and side alleys are left to fend for themselves. This struck me as odd, because in many cases, at least where I live, these streets are quite well used by people, or in some cases the streets are open to the impeccable fronts of other streets.Despite the lack of care and attention paid to such streets and alleys, there two things you are not allowed to in almost all of them, they are "No Parking" and Definitely "No Ball Games!"

This has formed the basis of my project to document the backstreets and alley ways of Newcastle.

 

 

This is on going, long term project.  I will be posting a couple of images at a time to keep you up to date with my project.

 

Maroc Part 2

This the continuation of my project on Morocco. I have travelled around Morocco a few times, visiting places like Marrakech, Fes, Meknes, Essouria and the Atlas mountains. I expressed most of my feelings towards this amazing country in my last post, so on with the images.All feedback and comments are welcome.

Shukran!! (Thanks)

Maroc Part 1

Personal Projects are important for photographers (and all artists for that matter). They give us a release from our commercial work and also offer us a form of escapism and something to aim for. Maroc is a long term project of mine, which I have started to build. In its current form it is a sprawling collection of images taken in this fine country during my travels, but I have already identified several sub projects that I will try to complete over the coming years.I have felt a great connection with this country and with the people that live there. I have only began to get beneath the surface and I am striving to get through the barrier put on for the tourists and capture the real country. My original photographic influences stem from the works of photojournalists, and in fact my interest in photography began when I discovered the work of Sebastiao Selgado, especially his Workers and Migrations collections. Another photographer who's work has had a huge impact on me is Ed Kashi who worked on a book called "Curse Of the Black Gold" which is a fantastic and eye opening exploration into oil production in the Niger delta.

Any way on with some images. As always I welcome any comments on the images or blog posts.