Tonight the Photofilm ‘New World’, which I made in USA with Duncan Roberston, will be screened in Bristol’s Empire Theatre in an IC-Visual Lab event. There is some brilliant work on the line up. My favourite being Ricardo Cases weird and wonderful pigeon story. Everyone welcome…
Summer has seen me far from the computer screen - floating with my camera in London Fields Lido. Next month you’ll be able to see the fruits of this joyful collaboration between me and the inimitable wordsmith Shane Solanki.
Thank you so much to all you swimmers who got involved. We’ll be in touch very soon…
From today the 'Festival of Neighbourhood' ‘Lambeth Treasures’ exhibition will be open. I’ve been working on a commission about Lower Marsh which forms a major part of the show. It’s in the Spirit Level Gallery in the Royal Festival Hall. To get there you need to go down to the lower level behind the Clore Ballroom (that’s the main open performance space). It’s up until the end of August so have a look whenever you’re there. There is loads going on in the festival.
I’ve been superduper busy for the last few weeks… but thankfully coming out the other side now! From teenagers with books to orchestras with balloons to me with my camera in the swimming pool! More on those later..
But the main project was a lovely commission from The Southbank Center for an exhibition within their summer program; 'Festival of Neighbourhood'. I’ve been getting to know the Shopkeepers on Lower Marsh. If you don’t know Lower marsh you should have a look - it’s behind Waterloo station. Exhibition opens this weekend and I’ll post the details very soon.
I was shooting stills for the final scene of ‘Estate’; a wonderful and unique documentary film that has been recording and recreating the story of this East London Estate as it undergoes demolition and reconstruction.
A couple years ago I started photographing my neighborhood. Then stopped. Why did I stop? The development certainly hasn’t. But I’m about to get back to it by contributing to a local project called My Haggerston, organised by the Geffrye Museum. More on that soon.