With Her Majesty’s funeral concluded, and the flags returning to full mast, this seems like the moment to note my own experiences around the historic events of the last few weeks. It seems that almost everyone had a memory of the Queen, or one connected with her. It says something for Her work ethic that … Continue reading Where Were you when…….
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.
So many times, when I’m writing up my experiences of following the Extinction Rebellion and its allied climate protests, the writing begins as a travelogue. Like my photography it’s a reason to travel, go new places, see new things. This, is not one of those times. It was a local outbreak of a global protest, … Continue reading Hometown Protests – Global Climate Protests In Small Towns
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.
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.
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
I’ve written about street photography before - about my photographic first love, the times we’ve had together and the stars and city lights under which I’ve carried it on. The charm of it is simple. While you might go to a football match to take sports pictures, or to a a studio to take portraits, … Continue reading Street Photography Is The Poor Man’s Psychotherapy.
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.