Still from the fotofilms
Working with specially constructed drawing tools in the dark of night I engage with natural elements including the sea and the wind to map out spaces and environments, tapping into the natural energies to trace and draw, and document unique, live, site specific performances. The reality of the captured image is fundamental to all my work, particularly with long exposure photography.
This concept of time is crucial to my ideas, exchanging the classic definition of photography as a series of instant glimpses of the world in which we live, to a personal definition of ‘space-time’.
All my fotofilms are created on chosen locations. I create a field of vision for the light drawings to take place; the outcome is unknown. The photograph is the evidence of an 'event' that has taken place, a 'performance' that even I myself cannot see in its entirety. During creation, only the process is evident. It’s through the inherent values in photography as a documentary process that I realise the idea.
from Building No 9 (work in progress)
Still from the Video Postcards (work in production)
I am currently in production of 30 films to be displayed as individual 'video postcards' for an exhibition in October 2020.
Filmed in 4k HD at a frame rate of 240 FPS, the slow motion films reveal the relationships we have with each other through movement, not unlike a dance as we navigate our personal space in our environment.
Still from the Man Of Stones (work in production)
Currently in production release date September/October 2019
ArtDoc on the internationally acclaimed British Sculptor Laurence Edwards on the making of Man Of Stones to be sited at the Sainsbury Centre UEA Norwich.