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

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


In the spirit of keeping an open mind about the subject for my Body of Work, I am currently pulling together all the scraps of ideas from the last few years and working through what still resonates and interests me. This was my ‘statement of intent’ as I progressed to Level 3: Studying Gesture & … Continue reading Mind-mapping