Two of my images are currently on show in the 2018 LIP Annual Exhibition which runs from today, October 2nd until the 7th at the Espacio gallery in Bethnal Green Road, East London. Both images come from a set I have been making around ephemeral and temporary shelters and occupations by homeless people in the… Continue reading Exhibition Update
Both as a photography nut and a regular guy, I'm a sucker for man-bags and backpacks. I currently have an F-Stop Loka UL with a couple of ICUs, two Peli cases, a Billingham Hadley Pro and a Contax/CCS Heritage bag on the photo side. For the manbag I also have a leather manbag from Billy Bags… Continue reading Bag Review: Trakke Assynt 17
A couple of years back I stumbled on a fun little camera at a car boot, a Konica Eye complete with it's funky logo which i couldn't resist. It turned out to be a half frame camera, which was something I'd never tried before so I thought, why not give it a shot. I put… Continue reading Half frame fun!
What seemed to me a fairly curious sighting on my tour around the UK's Little Chef sites; Adverts over the Urinals for a company's paternity tests in the Male WCs in a motorway services. In my mind it links with the trend for sex shops in former little chef sites along the A1 and in… Continue reading Who’s the Daddy?
A few weeks back I started to follow Mark Power on Instagram. I already had 'The Shipping Forecast' his brilliant 1996 book of black and white photographs. (I was lucky enough to pick this up in Oxfam for a couple of quid). At the time I started following he was posting a series of images… Continue reading Book : Mark Power – DTLFTSOTE
This is the former little chef site where Paul Graham made this image from his A1 series. The Little Chef itself has been demolished within the last few years and the petrol station forecourt enlarged so it's not possible to re-photograph the view which is slightly disappointing in the context of my current photo project.
At the end of July I travelled to Slovenia with my wife, who is working on a photo/video project around her father's escape from post-war Yugoslavia. We walked from just north of Ljubljana to just over the Austrian border over three days, in honour of the walk that he made. We were joined by Tina's… Continue reading Austria
Another shot from my Little Chef road-trip. This in a Lay-by come trick stop on The A1. The flag is planted into a wooden picnic bench which has Been swallowed by the undergrowth, it's next to an abandoned transport cafe made from a transportable cabin; pictured below. Incidentally, the flag pic was shot with the… Continue reading Sunset Over England
As per my last post, I'm expanding on the Little Chef thing. Also, I'd really appreciate feed back and thoughts on this post, and the project it is about. Little chef is a bit of an institution in the UK, as a Kid I loved the bright red roadside diners an always looked out for… Continue reading Little Chef Road Trip Pt II