Somebody told me that they don’t understand my photography. I don’t understand what they don’t understand? Because there is nothing to understand. Some people share photos of their meals – if I ever have a meal in front of me that’s THAT interesting, I’ll photograph that too.
I saw an old couple sitting inside Costa, up against the window, they hadn’t spoken for the entire time they’d been there. The lady started rubbing and picking at a dead fly against the glass. I thought she’d look around, or at least at her husband, embarrassed, when she realised the fly was actually on the outside. But she didn’t, she took a tissue from her bag, dampened it with some spit and continued her attempt to remove the dead […]
It’s difficult to write about the events of the last few months without acknowledging the personal, emotional and financial suffering that a lot of people have gone through. And I do acknowledge it. I’ve been lucky, I’ve managed to keep on working throughout, and the first half of 2020 has actually been very positive for me – I’ve put a photo book together, found a style of shooting which I love, and after 3-years of promising, dismantled and removed the […]
*Now available for pre-order* FO GHLASS – a personal visual document of lockdown on the Isle of Man. A photo-essay commissioned by Culture Vannin. Printed on 100% recycled paper 210x210mm 350/150 gsm 120 black & white images Approximately 100 pages (the final book will not be less than 100 pages) To reserve and pay for a copy/copies, please email your name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org – this will be the only order method. Payment can be made via PayPal […]
Tomorrow should have been the start of the 2020 TT motorcycle races on the Isle of Man, AKA, The Road Racing Capital of The World. I went to the grandstand this morning, the start and finish line of the 37.73 miles course, an area which would normally be buzzing with pre-race (well, the first week is for practice and qualifying laps) noise and activity, even at 8am. The only activity I saw today was a couple of joggers and someone […]
How do you photograph a pandemic? At the start of the lockdown, thousands of photographers around the world, including myself, thought, “Hey! I know what I’ll do, I’ll photograph people from a distance…Lockdown Portraits!”. I did a couple, but realised the idea had become commonplace within a few days, so I looked for other ideas. Suddenly, FaceTime shoots, remote portrait sessions and images of sullen couples, captured through steamed-up windows, were everywhere. I’ve never seen so many photographic genres become […]
I keep hearing people say, “We’re all in the same boat”, but we aren’t, we’re all in different boats, caught in the same hurricane. There are skippers who’ve sealed the watertight hatches and are riding it out, ships that are sinking, yachts that have sunk, and there are captains pulling drowning sailors onto their floating gin palaces and invoicing them for the rescue expenses. At the moment, I’m on a large ferry – I’m comfortable, and I’m still able to […]