Positives, negatives and Wrong Moves from a mad week

There is a saying in the photographic world that if you do not photograph something within 6 months of arriving in a place then that place will never be the same 6 months on. These days I think we need to wind that back to 7 – 10 days. Such are the turbulent times we […]

Warm up act

  Often, in the past whilst attending gig there has always been an emerging band or solo artist supporting the main act. Yesterday I attended the AGM of the Contemporary Group of the RPS. It was held at the Art Workers Guild and I was billed to appear along with Fergus Heron to talk about […]

Where did February go?

‘strewth, I cannot believe we are in March already. Today is grim, just like so many days so far this winter, grim, wet and windy, not a good day for dogs, but a good day to check over gear inside and ruminate at the announcement of the passing of yet another great product – Fuji […]

Pastures new

Despite the grim weather of late I am actively seeking pastures new for the extended shooting of Edgelands. Back in the summer I met Kate Jackson at Smith’s Row in Bury St Edmunds and we found that we had something in common in our approach to making bodies of work. Her abstract brutalism paintings are […]

Open critique with Kate Jackson and others

Last night, I took part in an open critique at Smiths Row with Kate Jackson, artist-in-residence and other artists, Deborah Pipe and Vicky West. The critique was chaired by Natalie Pace. This event was scheduled as a part of Kate’s residency, the first of which Smiths Row has had. I met Kate for the first […]

That was a week that was…

Yes, a little play on words I know but the week has been a weird one. On Sunday last week I realised that Mrs O’s mum was travelling backwards in time far quicker than in the previous 30 months of her incarceration in the prison of dementia. I had become increasing dull following recent visits […]