Hello and welcome to my photography blog. I’m a documentary photographer and writer from Manchester in the UK. You can email me at: email@example.com or watch a short film or three here on vimeo and you can read my own publications here at Issuu.
Issue 15 of The Modernist magazine looks at “E for Entertainment” and is as erudite and eccentric as ever. My contribution to is called “Self Destruct” about the depiction of the destruction of New York City in films – it joins articles on Odeon cinema design, the Vox Phantom guitar and the golden age of kinetic board games.
You really should buy the magazine – your £5 will support the society’s work, but you can read my piece here…
“For the modern cyclist” comes ‘Souplesse’ – a one-off publication from Manchester Modernist Society, which includes my photo story “The T’fosi” about Britain’s cycling fans. Please support this publication by buying a copy for £4 direct from The Modernists.
A few posts ago I mentioned how my George Orwell 1984 collection, including Big Brother’s head from the Royal Exchange’s 2010 production, has been sent to the USA to be permanently held by the International Association of Privacy Professionals. They kindly sent me a snap of BB perched on high watching everything they did in the headquarters in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
They also acquired all the prints from my Reality TV exhibition about CCTV that was seen at the Royal Exchange and later at Salford Museum and Art Gallery. Part of the deal has involved me looking again at the work and the research behind it, so don’t be surprised if there are a few more things from me about the culture of surveillance.
Here’s another of example of the medium being the message. If you’ve been paying attention at the back, you’ll have seen my one-off book of other people’s photographs ‘A Nice Pair’ – The idea behind it was to give pictures meanings by being presented on an opposite page to other unrelated pictures. There’s also the possibility the viewer can make up stories by the association of one pair of pictures with another.
Anyroad, being of a democratic persuasion, I’ve now done produced (well actually Moo Cards have produced) the book as individual cards, so the order can be mixed up and new pairings and associations made. Just to keep it interesting there were a few rogue images that weren’t in the book.
If you want a pdf of the book, email or message me. If you want the set of 50 cards, tough.