Aye up

September 16, 2008

Hello and welcome to my photography blog.
I’m a documentary photographer from Manchester in the UK. You can see my work at my website: www.dunni.co.uk
There’s a short film or three here on vimeo and you can read my publications here at Issuu. 


Freedom of the press

January 14, 2015

The murders in Paris of journalists at Charlie Hebdo magazine has dominated the news and social media. Photographs that were widely seen in newspapers showed world leaders leading one of the biggest marches ever seen in France, and seemingly showed them showing solidarity with the victims of the attack. Or did it? The reality and the use of the photograph reminded us to critically question everything we see in the media (or read on websites). People have used the event to advance a number of opposing views, but many revolve around the notion of the right to free expression, such as the same world leaders are trying to limit in their own countries.

TOPSHOTSFrench President Francois HollaHere’s one version of the photograph.







Here’s the same moment (different photograph) as printed in a conservative Israeli newspaper. The female leaders, including Angela Merkel the German Chancellor, have been removed from the picture – perhaps the Editor would have preferred them to wear veils, which unfortunately banned in France.






women onlyI’m all for balance, so here’s the photo with all the male heads of state removed:







And finally, they weren’t really mixing with the lumpen masses, as this alternative angle shows:




Curtain call

January 7, 2015

curtains for websiteAs I’ve not bothered updating it in a long time, I’m shutting down my photography website www.dunni.co.uk when the web space comes up for renewal (in about an hour). The domain name will probably be redirected here.

Well I did tell you…
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Happy Xmas

December 24, 2014

A Christmas Eve visit to Manchester City Centre revealed the city had pulled out all the stops this year with the festive decorations.

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The (W)right stuff

December 17, 2014

Screen Shot 2014-12-17 at 19.58.12Talking of the Wright Brothers… (See the last post) Here’s my latest blog for Vulpine (purveyors of fine cycle apparel).



December 7, 2014

As this is the 400th post on this blog and as it’s the anniversary of Pearl Harbour, I thought I’d show you a little bit of a long term project I’m doing about the Cold War. The legendary broadcaster Ed Murrow, speaking at the end of the Second World War, made a prescient remark that could have equally applied to the USA at the end of the Cold War:

“Seldom if ever has a war ended leaving the victors with such a a sense of uncertainty and fear, with a realisation that the future is obscure and that survival is not assured”.

This part of the project is deals with American archetypes stereotypes and how in uncertain times people seek reassurances in the familiar and how nothing is as strange as the normal seen through unfamiliar eyes.

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Meanwhile, in Aus…

November 27, 2014

cctv eye magazine useage
A couple of months ago an Australian advertising agency asked to use one of my photos after seeing it on my very old “DDTV” Flickr photo stream. The magazine is “Ethics Quarterly” which is published by not-for-profit organisation St. James Ethics Centre in Sydney. The theme of the issue was surveillance.
When I was doing ‘Reality TV’ my documentary project about CCTV in the UK I used to upload a selection of each month’s photos to Flickr, where they still languish – like your phone records and Google searches.

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Thick as a Brick

November 27, 2014

On the principle that the best place to hide a leaf is in a forest, buildings in cities are being covered in photographs of bricks – for details click on the pictures to see the captions.


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