Wells Art Contemporary 2018

Very pleased to announce that ‘Fountain Of Youth, Niland’ has been selected for the Wells Art Contemporary 2018 exhibition.

Fountain Of Youth, Niland

Special thanks to photographer and collaborator, Daniel Burrows for the support, nudge to enter this prize and this photograph from the show.

You can see it at The Bishops Palace, Wells BA5 2PD. 6-21 October, Monday-Sunday 10am-6pm.

So stoked.

Portrait of Humanity Entry

Entered this photograph to the 2019 Portrait Of Humanity awards. ‘Andy’ from the Glencoe Mountain Rescue in the Highlands of Scotland.

‘Andy’, Glencoe Mountain Rescue

Andy stood at the cafe window. Raindrops obscured his features as they slanted down across the large square window pane. His long raincoat buttoned up, we headed out through the saloon-style doors, past a large ‘OPEN’ sign, now down on the ground of its proud hinges. Over the mud and patchy grass, we crossed the stream via a wobbly bridge. It was the last T-bar of the day and a great way to end this year’s winter season upon a high.

De Motu Cordis

“De Motu Cordis” submitted for #lensculture Black & White Photography Awards 2018 – Wooop! Thank you (again) for the support Daniel Burrows.

Travel arterial routes as motive to change.
Cities, in this case, New York, are a living organism, their population its blood and life force. “De Motu Cordis” is a documentation of the movement of people through New York’s subterranean arteries. It draws a parallel between the New York City Subway and the anatomical exercise of the motion of the heart and blood in living beings.

Evelyn

Incredible night at the BFI London Film Festival to watch the world premiere of EVELYN directed by shred brother and two-time Academy Award winner, Orlando Von Einseidel. From the original footage of their childhood – the board sport culture – the diversity of the conversations between family members, friends and the randoms met whilst out on the walks, all made for a rich tapestry of bare-knuckle confrontation on a truly difficult subject, that, particularly from a male perspective, compelled one to question pre-loaded ideas of masculinity and engage in conversation. #letstalk

Thank you Orlando and best of luck for the film as it tours the country. If you’re in London it is on again tonight Curzon Cinemas in Mayfair, Edinburgh on the 27th, York on the 28th, Liverpool, Cambridge, Oxford, Norwich, Exeter, Brighton… hopefully you can’t miss it. Also, there are organised walks after the screenings so get involved!

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Despite increased public awareness, suicide and mental health problems still carry a huge stigma, which stops people from sharing their feelings or struggles.

If you, or someone you know needs support, there are lots of organisations that can help right now. You do not need to struggle alone. SAMARITANS operate a free 24-hour support line, which is available for anyone to call – you can talk to their phone line operators about any issue, no matter how big or small. Call 116 123
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The Answer Group

Just back from a two week trip to New York City. This is not the first time that I’ve been to Manhattan and always enjoy the block format walks across the metropolis. However on this occasion I chose to be more structured and head out on specific walks across certain areas of the city.

What is most inspiring about this city is the variety of people from all walks of life that you pass on a daily basis. Yes, this could be said for London also but New York has a very vibrant culture that seems to have more unity. Perhaps this is the ‘American Dream’ or the result of the 9/11 attacks.

Tony Arcabascio

Portrait of Tony Arcabascio in his Centre Street office, New York City. I’ve only known Tony these past few years (thank you for the intro Ed Leigh ) and I’m always stoked and inspired to meet up, talk design projects with him and generally shoot the breeze. Thank you for your hospitality once again.

Five for Xerox & Destroy 3

The Photocopy Club’s annual Xerox and Destroy exhibition of black and white skateboarding photography saw its third successive show at the Doomed Gallery in London’s East End.

Super thankful that ALL five of my submissions were selected. Thank you Hannah Bailey for the nudge to enter and all at Doomed Gallery for a brilliant show. Hope to see you next year!

ACM Press day: The Plastics Problem & Women In Action Sports

The All Conditions Media team

Awesome to attend, listen and photograph for All Conditions Media at their #ACMPopUp event in London last weekend! Superb talks and discussion on The Plastics Problem and Women In Action Sports.

Emily Penn speaks about the Plastics Problem alongside Hugo Tagholm and Lucy Siegle

From The Plastics Problem, thank you for the inspiration from ocean advocate, Emily Penn, Surfers Against Sewage’s Hugo Tagholm and BBC One Show’s Lucy Siegle.

From left to right. Sam Haddad hosts Lesley McKenna, Manon Carpenter and Sophie Hellyer

From Women In Action Sports, thank you for the discussion with Lesley McKenna, Sophie Hellyer and Manon Carpenter supremely hosted by Sam Haddad. Thank you so much for the inspiration.

Jones Snowboard and interactive art piece by Rich Roberts

Stoked to be part of Rich Roberts interactive art piece and special thanks to All Conditions Media team Olly, Marlon, Jo, Pim, Ali, Carleen, Jojo and Matt Barr. See you later today for more talks on Women In Action Sports. If you’re in the East London area, pop in to say H E L L O !

TwentyTwo exhibited at Coombe Farm Studios

Thank you to Lara and Martin at Coombe Farm Studios for the opportunity to exhibit the #TwentyTwo photography book for the first time!

Great to see so many old and new faces on Saturday evening for a beautiful Dirty Vegan feast by the hugely talented Tanya Huq.

Special thanks to curator Alex Hill at Location West for the prints. Hannah Bailey for the timelapse, event photos and support with the exhibit.

Thank you to all those who came along and contributed to a wonderful evening.

Featured on Berrics ‘Photos Of The Week’

Very proud to announce that this week my shot of Leandre Sanders was featured on the Berrics ‘Photos Of The Week’ feature. 15k likes and 166 comments.

To the moon, Leandre Sanders

Failure has its benefits. You can purchase the print here.