Day One – 9.4.2022 I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, there’s something distinctly tribal about a big XR protest. Things were advertised to get underway at ten am in Hyde Park. I arrived at nine, to find a few flags, a few police vans and some steward, in the park not far … Continue reading April 9 / 10.4.2022 – In London with Extinction Rebellion
Well, I didn’t make it to COP26. Bunch of reasons for that. Work mostly. The nearest I managed, thanks to an inside tip, was to be at the local station when two of the ladies in red started their trip to Glasgow. Well I watched the proceedings on the news. It doesn’t seem to have … Continue reading XR – London, November 21.
Extinction Rebellion, August 22-25 2021 Intro - Here we go again. Extinction Rebellion came to London again this week, and so yet again it was time to book a Travelodge, catch a train, and start photographing the latest chapter in what’s become something of a project. I was in London in June, photographing their “Free … Continue reading August 2021 – Extinction Rebellion’s “Impossible Rebellion”.
Saturday. London. The protest weekend. The first time in over a year I’d travelled overnight, the first time since August that I’d been out of my provincial hometown. Day one was to begin at noon, outside BBC broadcasting house. Walking up from my hotel off Parliament Square, through a London summer morning that seemed to … Continue reading 26.6.21-27.6.21 – London’s Weekend of Protest.
As people who read this blog on a halfway regular basis will have noted, my photo work on the Extinction Rebellion protests have been a fixture. At time of writing I’ve covered seven of their protests (or affiliated protests) in five cities, and all things being equal that’s going to continue into 2020. This then … Continue reading Extinction Rebellion – Entering Year Two (One Man’s Opinion On A Global Movement).
Introduction Keen followers of this blog will know that back in April I stumbled across the Extinction Rebellion protests while in London on unrelated business. I spent four days there. I photographed, I talked to people, and then when I got home I wrote a blog post about it. And I thought that would be … Continue reading In London With Extinction Rebellion (Again).
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.
If you’ve read my last entry - and if you haven’t, then please do - you’ll know that I recently decamped from the provinces to dear old Mother London for a week’s worth of culture and immersion in the photographic arts. It’s something I’ve wanted to do ever since I discovered that one of my … Continue reading Meeting Your Heroes – Photo Exhibitions
Day one. 15/4/19 Until around noon on Monday I couldn’t have told you there was a protest. I was in London to see a few exhibitions and do a little street photography, and I’d headed to Parliament Square to see if there was anyone waving a Brexit sign. Parliament Square, 15/04/2019 There wasn’t - not … Continue reading Extinction Rebellion – Four Days Of Photographing Urban Protest
This little essay is something I wrote back in December 2018, right after the events described. I didn't have anywhere to publish it back then - writing it was just a way of working it all out. Given as I'm here to talk about my artistic practice, this blog seems like the right place. … Continue reading Arts, Ethics and the Unfortunate.