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Queer Journeys Through Suburbia

Last year I made a book. As often happens with a creative undertaking, it has taken some time and distance to work out how I feel about it, especially as it is formed from very personal experiences. It continues my photographic work at the periphery of the city, exploring that space just beyond the urban, but not yet rural. It also explores my own personal boundaries, made during a time of huge change in my life, you might say a midlife crisis of sorts. As a wise friend pointed out to me, according to the Oxford English Dictionary the original meaning of crisis is “a state of affairs in which a decisive change for better or worse is imminent; a turning point”. This book is me trying to make sense of that turning point; exploring what I feel about being in my fifties, being queer in my fifties, how I feel about my ageing body, how others feel about my ageing body, how I feel about how others feel about my ageing body!    Walking (using my ageing body) is central to how I start my creati
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Exquisite Corpse

I've gathered this project together here, although it really just started as instagram posts and me keeping myself entertained/ creative through the early weeks of the pandemic. On reflection, although it looks visually different from my usual work (black and white rather than a focus on colour) the themes that emerge are similar. This is how I've made sense of it: These images are inspired by the exquisite corpse parlour game first played by the surrealists around the time of the 1918 pandemic. In my interpretation each picture is a self-portrait made up of my silhouette and graphic elements found on my Lockdown daily walks in the suburban landscape around me. Living alone I soon realised the only human form I was seeing on a regular basis was my own shadow. I started making these images using my phone camera and a selection of simple apps at the beginning of the first Covid Lockdown and continued until things returned to some kind of normality in mid 2021. I didn’t leave my p

Periphery Collaboration

One of the creative highlights for me this year was collaborating with The Long Shot Exp. on a lookbook for their hat drop back in March. Such a forward thinking brand, with meticulously crafted headwear, all designed and made in Manchester. We used my own Periphery project as a starting point, along with the fabric colour samples, and then followed our noses...

Linda McCartney Video Commission

If you'd like to access my cyanotype video workshops, they are still live on The Walker Art Gallery website: Cyanotype prints for beginners Advanced cyanotype prints

Open World

News: For the last ten months or so I've been collaborating with two other photographers; Michael McGinley and Mike Stephens, exploring how our work overlaps and works together. We are now taking this experiment further by creating an exhibition  of our works  in Arles, France. This is curated as a collaborative piece and is the first presentation of the ideas and visuals we have been developing together.  We are all exploring landscape photography, responding to a changing world and attempting to find fresh ways to express our responses. For me this is an extension of my Periphery project; investigating the relationship between humankind and the natural world through the fringes of cities.  We are part of the Voies Off festival which runs alongside Les Rencontres d'Arles: So if you happen to be in Arles between the 29th July and the 4th of August, please come and see us and our works at Galerie Des Arènes: A S

Gentle Delirium

Admittedly this is a little after the event but I use my blog as an archive of my creative work, so I'm adding a little update of a collaborative exhibition early this year with printmaker Anne Liddell.  More comprehensive information can be found here:

High Contrast

Walking east from Manchester city centre, passing through the remarkable, unstoppable march of regeneration. Roaming through Ancoats, New Islington, Bradford, Beswick. Street names with history: Silk, Naval, Temperance, Helmet, Dark Lane. The outer edge of the city is extending so quickly you can almost see it moving in front of you. The battle between the natural world and humankind playing out in those fertile fringes. Dramatic, low, intense January sun transforming all in it's path, the world feels alive; beauty, debris, light, shade, natural, manmade. High contrast.