Every plane

Every plane in 25 minutes over Fred Perry House, Stockport



Pop-up exhibition at the 7th International Conference on the Image

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These are samples of the images I’m hoping to exhibit at this conference in Liverpool (September 1st & 2nd 2016)

As the research and practice are ongoing they may be updated or replaced, but the principle of representing architecture as temporal, dynamic, multi-layered spaces is common to all images. The various techniques employed are inspired by cinema (e.g. Tati’s Playtime & Mon Oncle), subtraction of information, sequences of motion (e.g. every plane in 25 minutes over Stockport), architectural drawings (elevation, section and plan) and time of day/seasonal fixity. More case studies will follow e.g. drawing from collage techniques.

Photography Matters

I’m presenting at the conference Photography Matters in Doncaster tomorrow. A summary of references I use in my paper will be uploaded to this blog.

The current bibliography is here



Photography Matters

Beyond Vision

Beyond Vision was the title of a one day symposium at the Science Museum, London on 12th of September 2015.Beyond Vision_Revelations


The symposium accompanied the exhibition Revelations: Experiments in Photography


On Saturday 21st of November I’ll be leading a study visit to the same exhibition at the National Media Museum in Bradford, for students of The Open College of the Arts (http://www.oca.ac.uk) http://www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/planavisit/exhibitions/revelations-experiments-in-photography/about

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From the accompanying exhibition the quote “As photography’s place within scientific investigation developed, it helped lend form to phenomena that had previously been invisible to the naked eye.” Hence the title ‘Revelations’. Robert Enoch, a fellow tutor at the OCA, commented, ‘…and what the “optical unconscious” divulges, is the technological and visual specificity of photo-graphics. I mean, what photography does that is specific to the medium. In this sense, the exhibition is an education in creative possibilities.’

The exhibition makes you question what a photograph tells us – evidence, reality, construction, automatic machine-made record? The influence of the early photographs on art is only becoming more fully appreciated now, so this exhibition has implications for all arts disciplines.

New book published

I’ve just got my copy of Park Hill: Streets in the Sky, a Dozen Perspectives published by FutureHeritage


12 photographers photographed the enormous Park Hill housing complex in Sheffield on the same day. The book draws together different perspectives on this early post-war deck access development (now a listed structure).

A couple of my images that feature in the book are below

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