I answered some questions for The Old Girls' Club. You can read it here.
On 8th October, from 4-5pm, I'll be talking about Bare Images, Neblina and Máscara, with an intro about earlier self-portraiture work at Ugly Duck, London.
The talk is part of Making It Real, an exhibition with events organised by Melanie and Diego of the London Alterative Photography Collective from the 6th to 8th of October.
I had wanted to make a project with a scanner for a long time. In high school like most people I put my head in a photocopier and during my BTEC we played around with scanning objects. Finally last year I decided that I was ready and bought a page scanner, which has now turned into Bare Images.
I don't want to say too much about it as I am interested in how people will interprete it, but I will say that the images were not manipulated after they were made.
Thanks to Greg Hobson who wrote the nice review about my picture that is in the previous post.
The show is open Thursday-Sunday, 12-6pm, during 9th – 24th September.
Address: OVADA, The Warehouse, 14a Osney Lane, Oxford, OX1 1NJ.
The best days to visit the festival are Friday and Saturday as everything is open!
My picture 21st April 2017 (Today's Look) has been selected for a group show at Photo Oxford. The theme for the festival (and the show) is Conceal/Reveal which is a theme that appears in a lot of my work (though I refer to it usually as hiding and revealing).
The jury was: Emma Bowkett, Director of Photography at the Financial Time and FT Weekend Magazine, Alan Capal – Head of Content at Alamy, Tim Clark - Editor in Chief at 1000 Words and Guest Curator of Photo Oxford 2017, Greg Hobson - Former Curator of Photographs at the National Media Museum and Guest Curator of Photo Oxford 2017, Alona Pardo - Curator at Barbican Art Gallery, London and Martin Parr - Photographer and President of Magnum.
It also got a review, which was quite nice!
"Until we read the description, the inclusion of a hot water bottle in the portrait seems ridiculous and slightly comedic. However, as it transpires that we are looking at a self-portrait, the photograph becomes a striking image of anxiety and vulnerability in relation to self image. In shifting the reading of an apparently prosaic image into something deeply personal and multi-layered, the photographer shows an extremely well-developed sense of the possibilities of photography.”
9th – 24th September
Thursday – Sunday 12-6pm
14a Osney Lane
I've just completed a takeover of PARC's instagram account. The Photography and the Archive Research Centre is a University of the Arts London research centre, based at London College of Communication.
A recent interview that I did with COPYTRACK is now online. See it here.
This week (Monday 10th - Saturday 16th July) I'm taking over Metro Imaging's instagram account.
I'll be posting a walk-through of my photography projects and a couple of video pieces.
The August 2017 issue of the British Journal of Photography (BJP) - Look & Learn - has an article about the Breakthrough Awards, which features my image 21st April 2017 (Today's Look) and accompanying text. The image won Graduate Single Image in the awards.
The image and text is also in a newspaper that accompanies the exhibition at Shop 13, Old Truman Brewery in London which runs until the 3rd July.
The opening for the BJP Breakthrough Awards (where I won Graduate Single Image) is on the Thursday 22nd June 2017 from 6-9pm at Shop 13, Old Truman Brewery 15 Hanbury Street London, E1 6QR.
BJP are also running some sessions in the space with talks on various themes (Friday 23 June 2017 – Working in the editorial market / Monday 26 June 2017 – Breaking into the art world / Friday 30 June 2017 – Publishing your photo-book / Monday 3 July 2017 – Working on commercial projects and selling your images).
The show runs until the 3rd July and is open everyday from 10-4.