Below is a list of works going back to the 1980's. I have spilt the site into two distinct sections - Current and Archive.
Inspired by Bertolt Brecht, I embarked on a mass observation of people around me throughout 1984. All set pieces of people from choir singers to Shakespearean actors to metal works and hospital staff. There were nearly 70 final portraits. All were hand coloured, large scale pieces. This is just a few.
Digitised from the original black and white 6 x 6 negatives (this re evaluation is ongoing). These were the last portraits I did until around 2008/09 . Commissioned by The Herbert Art Gallery in Coventry, they are all of people I know, friends and family. It was my way of saying goodbye to using film and silver based photography. I was already heavily involved in electronic imaging
Digital and Hybrid Projects from a time before yesterday. My first introduction to electronic imaging was in the mid 70's when two lecturers at Coventry School of Art had a room for electronica with video and audio, but serious explorations began when I decided to experiment with electronic imaging and sounds back in 1984/5.
I wanted to do a series of panoramic environmental portraits, giving the viewer the optical illusion of looking through someones letterbox. I bought a sliding back camera system, designed to take landscapes pictures but took it into small confined spaces. The 5 x 4 quality allows the viewer of these large format prints to be to read every detail including the titles of the books on the shelves.
TROIKA EDITIONS 'THE CABINET OF CURIOSITIES
tThe concept "Cabinet Of Curiosities" or "Wunderkammer" was commissioned by Troika Editions in London and was selected for the Arts Projects at The London Art Fair in 2011. It comprised of distinct elements, each presented in different ways.
A series of portraits of people wearing their own carnival masks for Artlink Suffolk, a participatory arts charity. They develop and deliver inclusive arts programmes that support peoples’ health and wellbeing.
A selection from the series Diorama For Beachcombers commissioned by Caroline Wiseman for the London Art Fair in 2015, Diorama For Dogs commissioned by PhotoEast 201
In 2014 I had an idea which I put to the Founder and Director of the Maverick Festival of Americana Roots Music, Paul Spencer. Cutting a long story short i found an old red sofa in a barn and the rest is history as they say.
After the burning of the red sofa sometime in 2019 a change was coming. While looking for the red sofa i came across a green sofa covered in hay. It was time to move on and the Green Sofa Sessions was born.
I was commissioned by PhotoEast in 2018 to produce an audio visual set as a backdrop for a performance by Casson and Friends at Dance East. The inspiration for the choreography was from conversations from the people of Ipswich in Suffolk.