Just a week today I’ll be throwing open the doors of my little studio in Stoke Newington for a festive open studio print sale. Plenty of different work available, both old and new, plus orders available on the night, and special offers. So if you’re in the area, come down for some mulled wine and photography. This is also to mark the launch of my online print shop which I’m currently building in Photoshelter.
Very pleased to announce my first serious publication in Germany and joining of the GEO family – a double page spread from Lewes bonfires in the very prestigious travel magazine GEO Saison in the Fernweh (itchy feet in English!) section. Here’s a link to a preview of the issue, and the image is below. Thanks Karin Rogers for running it.
Last Saturday I has my first proper experience of public speaking – I was a panelist at the One World Media festival. One World funded me last year to produce the project Retomada in Brazil, looking at how the Guarani indigenous community are being affected by large scale monoculture agribusiness.
The talk and screening went well and there was a good attendance, there was also some other great events in including a talk about ‘the rising voice of the global south,’ and an interesting discussion about the rise of majority World practitioners gaining recognition in ‘putting the foreign back in foreign correspondent’ also a lighthearted end to the event with a comedy show by Jane Bussman, titled Bono and Geldof are C**ts.
Here’s a link to some photos, clipping and info about the event, and below is the piece that I produced with the grant and that was screened at the event.
Big up to Steve Mcleod, Peter Dench and the British Journal of Photography for the social last night about preparing a portfolio. Some great tips and generally a really nice evening talking shop. Looking forward to the next one.
One of the pictures from my recent project Free to Party was picked up and licensed to ASOS recently for their ‘tonight is’ campaign, which used from up and coming photographers, creating a series of pictures that represents youth culture and what it means to be footloose and fancy free, I’m pleased that my work comes across like that! as I certainly feel like that a lot of the time. It was also great to see how a personal project could be used in a commercial context. Here’s the link to the piece and on there you can also see the rest of the project so far, they are still posting a picture on the masthead every day…
Highly disturbing but very striking set of photos from Perttu Saksa on Time Lightbox last week – look closely and read the intro, these are actual monkeys, a truly haunting series here.