I’m delighted to announce that some of my Liverpool work is going to be exhibited (and will be available to buy) at the Liverpool Art Fair, which runs from 14 June to 1 September 2019, at the Metquarter in Liverpool city centre. The fair is free to enter.
For the past eight years or so, I have been working with poet Rebecca Goss on a collaborative project in which we combine her poetry with my photographs. It began quite informally. At the time I was experimenting with a Soviet-made Jupiter-8 lens, and the early photographs were all made with that lens, so it became an occasional online collaboration known as the “Jupiter Project”. But over time our conversations about the relationship between image and poem, and our way of working, became more interesting, more rewarding, and our occasional collaborations became a book.
Carousel is now available in a limited edition of 200 from Guillemot Press.
More information on the Open Eye gallery website.
I've just about finalised my images for the Northern Exposure exhibition at the Portico Library and Gallery in Manchester this July. I am going to exhibit six images in a series called Earthworks, which explores the relationship between human activity and landscapes, in particular landscapes that might now be considered wild, natural, or at least peacefully rural, but which have been subject to great upheaval and change in the past. Where traditional landscapes--especially Romantic landscapes--often contextualise the human in terms of the landscape, my aim here is to do the opposite. Here viaducts, canals, quarries and mines provide a context for the landscape by emphasising its "made" or intruded-upon state.
I have set up a web page and gallery for the images I will be exhibiting and I'll post more information when it appears, but for now, the exhibition runs from 3-30 July, with a private view on Friday 3 July.
As a sidenote, I've just realised that without intending it to work out that way, all six of the images I've chosen were taken using the highly underrated Sigma DP2 Merrill camera I bought last year.