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24.09.14

The wonderful team at Documentary Photography Review have made a short 'behind-the-scenes' film about A Fish Out of Water, combining the photographs and time-lapse with narration from me. There is also a much more in-depth podcast interview with me about the collaborative nature of
A Fish Out of Water, here.

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23.01.14

Last night, to accompany A Fish Out of Water at National Glass Centre, I had the pleasure of talking with John Kippin, Mike Crang, Paul Alexander Knox, Carol McKay of the NEPN and an engaged audience about the issues raised by the exhibition and the themes shared within our work.
Photo: Dawn Felicia Knox

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12.01.14

The debut solo outing of A Fish Out of Water
is currently showing at the National Glass Centre overlooking the River Wear and Sunderland Docks. The show runs until February 23rd and includes previously unseen images along with an accompanying newspaper publication.

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27.09.13

Tomorrow sees the opening of You Are The Company in Which You Keep at the Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art in Sunderland. I have 19 hand-prints and a time-lapse in the show and I am honoured to be showing alongside Martin Parr, Paul Graham and many other great photographers and artists. There will be a launch night on 18th October to coincide with 'The Social: Encountering Photography' a month of photography shows in Sunderland and the North East.

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07.09.13

The Guardian Weekend Magazine are running a double-page feature on the Clothing Recycled project in their 'Fashion Issue' today. You can also read the article on their website, here.

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01.09.13

This weekend I ran a two-day photo booth for the Southbank Centre's 'South Banquet' weekend as part of their summer-long Festival of Neighbourhood. Some 500 people-or-more later, I now have quite some stitching to do, in order to create what might be the longest banquet photo ever?

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28.08.13

I've just completed a summer-long commission in Rye, working with the Tilling Green community and the local museum to create sunprint, pinhole and portrait photographs exploring the social history of Rye for their project, Women and Children of Rye.

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28.07.13

I've just spent this weekend running a very hands-on photo booth that I designed entitled 'Tall Tales from the River Lee' as part of the Open East Festival in the newly opened Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Participants not only posed in the booth but held props, made waves and even took the photos! A proper team effort. Over the weekend the booth saw Pearly Pirates, jollied eels, sea monsters and all manner of mythic yarns spun about navigations of the River Lee. Painted props by the marvellous Sophie Herxheimer.

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15.06.13

Up & Down the Pyrenees, my first photobook, is now available to buy on my website, here. All profits from the book will be split between charities, John Muir Trust & Soundmix. You can read a review of the book on the photomonitor website.

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15.05.13

I have just completed my first residency at the Global Sustainability Institute as part of the Cambridge Sustainability Residency. Work by the participating artists can be seen this week at the Changing Spaces Gallery on King Steet in Cambridge.

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12.05.13

Last night's launch of Up & Down the Pyrenees went really well. 80 people came, half my books were sold, the bar was drunk dry and we raised over £600 for the two charities. There were tales of myth & magic from Nick Hunt's epic walk from the Hook of Holland to Istanbul, a glimpse of the heavens from David Lintern's remote hike across the tops of the Pyrenees and Ingrid Plum's beautiful voice filled the space with haunting tales of people & place. The remaining copies of my photobook Up & Down the Pyrenees will soon be available to buy on this website.

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04.05.13

I am launching my first little photobook. It's a 28-page, softcover limited edition of 100 copies. All profits to charity. Please do come to the launch event next Saturday 11 May.
Details
Tickets
Facebook event page

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03.05.13

As part of a bursary award I have another exhibition opening today with a launch party next Thursday 9th May, 7.30pm. The show runs until May 31st.
Do come along.
Details

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22.02.13

I currently have a print on show in A Year In Development, a group show of gorgeous, solely
hand printed colour photographs. The show is printed and curated by Labyrinth Photographic, a traditional film-based darkroom dedicated to the craft of fine photographic printing. Labyrinth print for many of the country's top photographers and the amazing standard and range of work in the show is testament to their talents and the fruits of collaboration between photographer and printer. It's on until the 22nd March 2013. Do go and see it. There's some beautiful work.

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18.01.13

Yesterday I gave two talks in one day. Both from different perspectives on the same project. In the morning I talked to design students at London College of Communication about the issues of ship recycling and the role of visual communicators in addressing Waste. In the evening I talked at photofusion about the different forms that the Fish Out of Water project had taken. Both were great audiences who gave some insightful conversation and feedback.

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18.12.12

I'm pleased to say that this print from my Fish Out of Water project has been selected to be part of the Photofusion AMPS2012 exhibition. It will be on show with a lot of other great work until the 18th of January. You can read a great review of the exhibition on the wonderful Brixtonblog.com.

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12.12.12

Last week I had the pleasure of joining in on the Local Wisdom Project. Part fashion, part portrait
and part anthropology, the project documents and explores the resourceful and satisfying ways in which we use our garments. We converted the Carnaby Book Exchange (right in the centre of the Christmas shopping frenzy) into an impromptu photographic studio, recording a rich tapestry of different garments and their wonderful stories. You can see the images from the day here.

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29.10.12

There is a four page spread about Clothing Recycled in The Sustainable Fashion Handbook by Sandy Black. The beautifully designed sourcebook published by Thames and Hudson covers everything from environmental concerns through to the social impact of the fashion industry.

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20.09.12

I'm honoured to say that foto8 are now featuring the Clothing Recycled photo essay on their website.

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13.09.12

Last night saw the launch of Rowan Art's Born & Bred oral history project at The Old Fire Station Community Centre in Holloway. The project tells the stories of 51 people with a connection to holloway Road in the form of a book, exhibition and website. I worked as lead photographer and delivered a programme of photography tuition, helping volunteers working on the project to improve their portrait photography at all levels. I'm really proud of the resulting work produced by the 15 volunteers I've worked with over the last year. The exhibition runs until the end of this year.
Photo courtesy of Haymanot Tesfa.

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16.07.12

Last night the STREB dance company performed a surprise event on The London Eye. I was commissioned before-hand to take portraits and action shots of the dancers for projection onto the Shell Building during the performance. You can see a selection of the shots here.

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25.06.12

I am currently photographing LIFT2012 for The London International Festival of Theatre. The month-long event always offers up an impressive line-up of remarkable theatre and a challenging
photographic commission.

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10.06.12

The results of my Right Royal Portrait Booth at the Diamond Jubilee Festival can be viewed here. People got dressed to the nines & became Monarchs for a day.

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16.05.12

Plans are afoot for a Right Royal Portrait Booth as part of the Diamond Jubilee Festival in Battersea Park on the 3rd of June. I will be in the souvenir making tent capturing portraits of festival goers wearing their newly self-made royal regalia.

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16.04.12

I'm currently shooting stills for, and directing a behind-the-scenes documentary about Brandon Generator, a web experience being created by Film Director Edgar Wright, Illustrator Tommy Lee Edwards, and... you?! The documentary is to be largely made up of stills and audio. A nod to Chris Marker's La Jetee. Part 1 of will be out in late May.

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12.02.12

I've just returned from doing a company portrait in Ireland. I ran it as a workshop and plan to create a Company Portrait App as the outcome.

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06.02.12

This week sees one of my 2m x 2.6m photos from the Everything Must Go! exhibition reincarnated at London College of Communication's Green Week event.

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15.01.12

The Clothing Recycled and A Fish Out of Water projects form the visual content for the up-coming Everything Must Go!, a multimedia, interactive exhibition currently showing at the Bargehouse, London SE1. Produced in collaboration with social scientists, curators and textile artists, the exhibition will also feature a documentary film, workshops and textile installations. The show runs Fri 20 – Sun 22nd January, 11–6pm and it's free.

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01.10.11

Publication: Makeshift Magazine The Clothing Recycled project has been featured in and on the cover of the first edition of Makeshift Magazine,
an innovative quarterly that is completely crowd funded.

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20.09.11

I'm very pleased to be showing a one-off piece in playlist_peeking in a mixed media group show in an old chinese take-away, alongside Sam Collins, Philip Jones, playpaint, Mari Reijnders, Sean Reynard and Kirsten Reynolds.