As I am editing this series (Hey Charlie)it seems to grow in stature… only to crash back down to earth when I have been working on the files into the night. The series is based on the reappraisal of a particularly familiar place; to turn away from anything predictable and avoid an approach that I…
This is the People’s Square in Shanghai. Immaculate it is.
This is my local church, St Marys at dawn. Just the tick of the clock.
I am right into places that become something only at certain times. Like here really. The tide comes in and makes this bit of marsh a new thing.. somehow more independent than it was an hour before.
Mercy will you look at this island. I have seen a few but rarely anything that seems to have such a sense of prospect from the air, such a sense geological jewellery as this. Those cliffs, that little collection of mans work with walls like lain silver thread and such a even plain of grass….
This was… and is no longer home. A part of us still lingers in that place, and perhaps less creepily we all wish that an essence of it were in our new garden, which, as you might imagine, is less. view series
These guys were great. It was part of a series of 3 new pictures for new June issue Bazaar. Alice Temperley and her gang, Michael and Emily Eavis and Charles Hazelwood at Glastonbury Abbey. What’s interesting is that I covered each shoot on digital and 10 x8 inch negative… 3 sheets of film on each….
Last night there was talk about experience and place, interaction and belonging; the idea that what we do in a place begins to shape it… or at least our perception thereof. This picture from the hard drive I remember well; my son Joe making that stretch of Essex North Sea …all his.
Boy… so close to ordering this one up from Grieger as a 2 metre print. Get the magnifier on it and it’s all swoops, dips and dives. Seems to work well with James Brown particularly. Nature got the funk
Maybe its just the photographic process but sometimes what is not really a place, becomes a place as you take the picture. Here we are after all… amongst it all.