Sunday, 18 December 2011

Portrait: Greg Funnell

A shot of friend and fellow 'tog Greg Funnell taken on a walk through the City one Sunday back in November. Mamiya 7 II + 80mm + Fuji Acros.

Friday, 16 December 2011

Outtake

An outtake from a corporate job I shot earlier this week lit with my Canon 580EX II's and the Lastolite Ezybox.

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Germany

Just back from northern Germany where I spent a lot of time alone in the woods . . . testing Fuji Acros film with super-long exposure times for my 'Soldbuch' work.

Portrait Salon 11

Mastoor Ali Attia from the series 'The Devil's Garden'

Well done to all involved for a great exhibition and launch the other night! For anyone interested in purchasing a copy of the Portrait Salon 11 newspaper, here's the definitive list:

Silverprint: 12 Valentine Place, London, SE1 8QH 
Metro Imaging: 32 Great Sutton Street  London EC1V 0NB 
Hotshoe Gallery: 29-31 Saffron Hill  City of London EC1N 8SW 
Underground Gallery: Exit 9, Charing Cross Underground, The Strand, London WC2N 4HZ
Black Box Press (online only)

Wayne Ford is also giving away eight copies of the paper from his blog: wayneford.posterous.com

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Postcard from Henri Cartier-Bresson

© Henri Cartier-Bresson/Magnum
Going through an old Hard Drive today I found this: the scan of a postcard that Henri Cartier-Bresson sent me in 2002. Cartier-Bresson was one of the reasons I took up photography so I sent him some examples of my work and he very kindly wrote back!

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Street photography, London

Quick scans from a roll I put through the Leica a couple of months ago.

Monday, 14 November 2011

Street vendor, Palermo, Sicily

A Bangladeshi street vendor photographed back in September on the Mamiya 7 II + 80mm.

'Writers: Pictures in a Tunnel' by Brian David Stevens & Marc Vallée

This endframe of Marc Vallée photographing a 'writer' was from a roll of film I put through my Leica CM during the summer.

On the 27th November 2011 Marc and Brian David Stevens are having a 2-hour pop-up show of images from their 'Writers: Pictures in a Tunnel' work on Leake Street, London.

For more information have a look at the write up Huck Magazine posted on its blog and the Facebook group.

Portrait Salon 11

This is the flyer/invite designed by my good friends at Birch Studio Ltd (featuring an image by Paul Statham) for Portrait Salon's Salon des Refusés.
The exhibition will take place at The Roxy Bar and Screen, 128 - 132 Borough High St, London, SE1 1LB on 30th November (7-11pm) in the form of a projection.
I'm honored to have my portrait of Mastoor Ali Attia from my 'The Devil's Garden' series included in the exhibition.
Portrait Salon are also producing a newspaper with Birch Studio Ltd that will be on sale during the evening and feature all the portraits in the selection.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Flak Photo

My photograph of Abdel's horse from 'The Devil's Garden' series is featured on Flak Photo today.

Monday, 24 October 2011

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Jane Corbin

A picture of journalist Jane Corbin that I took yesterday during an ICSR conference at King's College, London. Corbin was there to discuss her recent Panorama documentary about Syria.

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Mull It Over

An interview that I did for Jonathan Cherry's Mull It Over can be read here.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Sicily

Some examples of great late afternoon and early morning light - shot in Sciacca and Palermo on my Canon G12 last week.

Friday, 9 September 2011

Indie Photobook Library


'The Devil's Garden' has just been added to the iPL. More details here.

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Old neg, new scan

I just spent a few hours putting together a new portrait portfolio and decided to include an image taken in Jerusalem during the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah War. The shopkeeper was sitting outside his closed shop because there were no tourists to buy souvenirs. Taken with a Mamiya 7 II and a 65mm lens.

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

United Vibrations, Brixton

In stark contrast to recent events a street band called United Vibrations plays in Brixton's Windrush Square during the early hours of Wednesday, 10 August 2011.

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Friday, 29 July 2011

'Soldbuch'

Pictures taken in France as part of my long-term 'Soldbuch' project. Just before I took the top image a dog ran out of the gates and - although not exactly The Hound of the Baskervilles - went kind of berserk. My Leica CM had jammed, hence the double exposure.

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Recent portrait

A portrait that I shot yesterday for a corporate magazine together with the lighting setup. This was the first time I used the Lastolite Ezybox and PocketWizards.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Leake Street

Brian David Stevens and Marc Vallée photographing in Leake Street yesterday along with some of my iPhone shots. A selection of Brian's and Marc's work from yesterday can be seen here and here respectively.

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Books

'TDG' together with a mock-up of the cover for my next book, 'Aida'.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Helipad

Too much gear?

'FINDS' by Harry Watts

I picked up a copy today at LCC (pictured), the location of the most recent 'FINDS' drop.

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Saturday, 11 June 2011

'The Devil's Garden' Blurb book

Two standard versions of 'The Devil's Garden' are available from Blurb's website: Softcover with Standard Matte Paper (£19.95) and Hardcover, ImageWrap with Premium Matte Paper (£29.95). There is also a Special Limited Edition of 5 Hardcover, ImageWrap books which are signed and numbered and come with a digital C-type print. Please contact me for more information.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

バラバライカ : ink of blue black roses

"On the next day after the catastrophe
(3.11, 2011) in my country, I started to
contact my friends through Facebook,
in the name 'Art Charity Activity for
Japan'. My message read: 'Please send
me what you feel, imagine towards the
big earthquake in Japan, or whatever
you are holding now'. I was so...

...day comes, I have decided to edit this
project book. No concept, no perfec-
tion, but pure sincerity and sympathy
in here."  

Noriko Onohara

The image I donated can be seen at the top of this post. For more information about 'ink of blue black roses' or to buy a copy for just £5 please visit DRAMA's website or e-mail Noriko Onohara directly: mail.to.pod [at] gmail [dot] com

Copies are also available from A.Gold shop, Spitalfields, London.

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Chris Dorley-Brown print

Another stormy sky over London but I didn't take this one. It's titled ‘Holly Street Estate, 1988′ and comes from Chris Dorley-Brown's 'Hackney Archive'. I recently purchased it from Contact Editions as a 10×12″ Digital C-type (edition of 200) and it cost just £30 plus postage! More info from the Contact Editions website.