Hometown Protests – Global Climate Protests In Small Towns

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

Captured On Film Pt 2 : Film Photography and XR52 Bristol.

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.

Captured On Film Pt 1 : Film Photography and The Extinction Rebellion.

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.

Extinction Rebellion – Bristol (XR52). Protest Photography and Fast Fashion.

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.

Extinction Rebellion – Four Days Of Photographing Urban Protest

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

Street Photography Is The Poor Man’s Psychotherapy.

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.

Arts, Ethics and the Unfortunate.

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.