Two seconds @ Piccadilly, Manchester

A single two-second exposure of the central concourse of Piccadilly Station, Manchester

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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 (

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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.