Manau Coll | Lost Spaces

I was asked to respond to some of the history of Tedder House in Llandudno for Ideas People Places, working alongside Marc Rees, Lisa Carter and Helfa Gelf. Now standing empty stripped back to the bare bricks, all the that remains of the old R.A.F.A Club are stories and a few artefacts amongst the survivingContinue reading “Manau Coll | Lost Spaces”

Alan Whitfield, Risk, Sale Arts Centre

I grew up in an industrial northern town. In the 1980s the industry left… British industry underwent a period of turbulent change during the 1980s as a result of new government policies.  The Thatcher administration then advanced the concept of ‘The Industrial Estate’, which became an out of town regeneration scheme that every town wanted. AsContinue reading “Alan Whitfield, Risk, Sale Arts Centre”

Will it Change your View

Adding Photography to music is something that really interests me. I was approached by Joel Cockrill to work on a project with my images to his music. I think the music changes the feel of work. What do you think? The work is from three bodies of work. The now demolished car park from Get Carter in Gateshead called Trinity Square.Continue reading “Will it Change your View”

Using John Szarkowski Photographers Eye Theory

I recently read John Szarokowski’s 1964 book The Photographers Eye. This was produced to cover M.O.M.A first critically acclaimed photography exhibition, in the book he cover the topics which he sees are the 5 basic principles of a photograph. They are The Thing Itself The Detail The Frame Time Vantage Point THE THING ITSELF This is my Cat MillieContinue reading “Using John Szarkowski Photographers Eye Theory”

Your Last Breath #5

Alone, you call. ANYONE!!!                                                                

Some John Bulmer influence crept into my Hereford Trip

Had a great day in Hereford at the Photography festival . I saw loads of great work in some interesting spaces. Some in an office stair well, a market, a swimming pool and the Cathedral.

Tube, Lines and Tranquility

http://www.londonphotonow.com/ Photography by Mark Paulda Tube; a hollow, usually cylindrical body of metal, glass, rubber, or other material, used especially for conveying  or contains liquid or gases. The 1863 the first tube opened in London, the District and circle line. Now it runs like an artery through length and breadth of London. The above Dictionary description describes it well ‘conveying or containing liquids or Gases‘ A smell and special dirt all of it own and a heating system all of it own. Artists have oftenContinue reading “Tube, Lines and Tranquility”

The first step to making a picture that last’s forever on 11/11/11

Many questions are asked in the search for why we photograph, Steven Shore ,Robert Adams, Diane Arbus to name a few. I want to look at Roland Barthes thought process in Camera Lucida “A specific Photograph, in effect, is never distinguished from its referent (from what it represents)”  The use of the prop (the clock) changes the  feel of the image and howContinue reading “The first step to making a picture that last’s forever on 11/11/11”

The right in capture! Believing is seeing: What lies behind some iconic photos?

BBC News – Believing is seeing: What lies behind some iconic photos?. Please watch the above If, when, where, what… All the many things we ask about an image. Is Photographer drive for social or economic change, a moment of chance, to show an experience. I don’t disagree in the essence of the skull been moved as it was atContinue reading “The right in capture! Believing is seeing: What lies behind some iconic photos?”

Reclaimed land

Reclaimed Land The pinnacle… follow the lights and you will find the gold. A Severn wind rattles the soul, rain like pins my face a cushion. Edifice a vision, wooden windows a fact, a collection of faces glued in community, Now divided again by scheme funded foolery. To escape is to renounce only with strength from intrinsicality. As thrust upon pages turn, A dyeingContinue reading “Reclaimed land”

Your Last Breath #1

A shadow engulfs a vision as you retract, you must go on