Everyone has their favourite saying about what it takes to be a successful artist. They talk about work, grit, determination, talent, self-promotion, persistence and a host of other things. What only some of them will admit is that a massive amount of success is down to an intangible factor. Call it fate, ju-ju, something written … Continue reading Places and Times -Why your artwork probably won’t be succesful.
Aberystwyth, Wales - 31/8/2019 Protests and photographing them have become a part of my life in recent months. I think I’d seen or attended a grand total of three (two of them as a random passer by) before April this year. Today I photographed my sixth since this spring. The difference with this one, is … Continue reading Prorogation and Protest
The next phase of plan MA comes to fruition. Some things lead naturally to others, and the combination of portraiture and film photography that’s been my labour since last October has lead me toward the corner of the photographic world that we call medium format. “What’s medium format?” Query the uninitiated (actually they’re mostly changing … Continue reading Misadventures In Medium Format
If anyone reading has turned on the news just lately, then may be aware of the XR Action that broke out in five of the UK’s major cities (London, Bristol, Leeds, Cardiff, Glasgow) on July 15th. I was, which is why first thing Monday I was on the bus down to Cardiff. Since I stumbled … Continue reading Extinction Rebellion – Cardiff, July ’19
Well I’ve shot pictures of XR London back in April. I was in Bristol with XR52 in June. Saw a little protest in my own hometown clinging to the West coast of Wales. Now, there’s a new city getting a protest, and a new place for me to take my cameras. Which is why, at … Continue reading Extinction Rebellion Birmingham – 13/7/2019
Most of my posts just lately have been about photography and the Extinction Rebellion. It probably says something about the schizophrenic nature of my hobby that this week I’m shooting a topic that’s about as far from that as you can get. Tonfannau circuit is in the middle of nowhere, on the southern borders of … Continue reading Day At The Races
You might have read my last post, where after a few weeks I’m developing the film from the Extinction Rebellion Protest. Well this week we’ll look at something a little more recent: The XR52 Protests in Bristol on the first of June, which I’ve been developing this week. Almost exactly a month ago, Extinction Rebellion … Continue reading Captured On Film Pt 2 : Film Photography and XR52 Bristol.
It’s been a crowded few weeks at the school of art where I’m working on my MA. The end of the semester has blown past, the exhibitions have been mounted, the exams and assessments have come and gone. And now the undergraduates are gone for the summer, leaving the postgrads and staff to raise the … Continue reading Captured On Film Pt 1 : Film Photography and The Extinction Rebellion.
It’s a bizzarre thing, that after traveling hundreds of miles to shoot the pictures of the last two XR protests I covered, the third should be breaking out in my backyard. Nevertheless it was so. When I took a look around online for the next protest or march or action for what’s now becoming a … Continue reading XR 3: When Rebellion Breaks Out In Your Backyard
When I ran across Extinction Rebellion, in Parliament Square at Easter I’d never heard of them. The encounter was pure chance. Then I spent four days taking pictures, came home and wrote it up. This time I found the event on their website, and was on a train at five thirty in the morning to … Continue reading Extinction Rebellion – Bristol (XR52). Protest Photography and Fast Fashion.