An opportunity not taken

Photographs Not Taken is the kind of book you can dip in and out of. It is a collection of short essays by an impressive roster of photographers who describe, with varying levels of writing skill, images/experiences they did not capture with their cameras. The ‘author’ Will Steacy says in his preface that the essays … Continue reading An opportunity not taken

Genres

Genres provide useful signposts – a kind of shorthand – to help a viewer understand what kind of content to expect. Great for buying a paperback at a train station but in photography, this can lead to unhelpful pigeonholing and stale or cliched imagery. Landscape photographer Paul Hill goes as far as saying that genre … Continue reading Genres

Assignment One

For my Body of Work, I plan to chronicle the final days of The Nomadic Community Gardens, creating a rich narrative as an extended portrait of a place. The Nomadic Community Gardens, Fleet St Hill, London E1 5ES,  is a “meanwhile” space and an experiment in social regeneration. The area is owned by developers but … Continue reading Assignment One

Unstoppable: Sean Scully

Last night I watched the documentary on Sean Scully that lots of people in my social media feed are talking about. A fascinating biopic about one of the most successful artists in the world, directed by Nick Willing for the BBC. Lots to unpack and consider but some things that struck me on first viewing: His … Continue reading Unstoppable: Sean Scully