I am a freelance photographer and visual artist currently based in London, UK. I use this blog as a place to show work-in-progress, images from recent commissions, exhibition details, and other random bits and bobs.
After more than two years of working on the public art project Time stands still when I think of you, I have finally collated all of the documentation to date into a new blog page - click here to check it out.
A couple of weeks ago I was commissioned by the Science Museum in London to take some photos of the new Media Space - a collaboration between the Science Museum and the National Media Museum in Bradford - scheduled to open in June 2013.
For further information and to read some of the recent press, click on the articles below.
travelled to the Balkans, taking 3 cameras and shooting 1237
photographs in 10 days. What happens when two people take the same
trip, see the same things, and hold the same cameras? When does the
memory of physically taking a photograph merge into the memory of the
image produced? Through the amalgamation of two individuals'
memories, boundaries start to blur, and lines start to cross over.
are common themes that run throughout the images, bringing elements
of the individual practice of each of the KEEM
artists to the forefront: the body, people in the landscape,
architecture, the presence of two individuals, an intimate
members of KEEM
made a personal edit of 80 images from the original 1237 photographs.
Here, they have selected a series of diptychs previously undisclosed
to each other. The act of editing has taken on the same importance as
the initial act of taking the photographs - opening up the first
chance for conversation, comparison and influence.
White Cloud Gallery 151
Hackney Road, London, E2 8JL
1 November – 12 November
This is a KEEM project - click here for more information
dates: 2 August – 2
September, open 24/7
Open 24/7 - Patio Projects Public Art Programme (Site-specific public art - outdoor space only
a site-specific photo installation, forming part of the on-going
public art project Time stands still when I think of you.
The project derives from an archive of over 100 found family photos,
the earliest of which dates from the turn of the nineteenth century.
Whilst previous installations from the projecthave
focused on specific events or familial relationships, forPatio
the wall of the patio space is transformed into a photographic
montage of landscapes. The relationship between the environments
depicted in the photographs, and how they intercept with the urban
landscape of Hackney Downs, is central to the piece, the proximity of
one affecting the reading of the other.
more details and to see a full documentation of this project to date
please click here.
Last year I was commissioned by The Photographers' Gallery to take a portrait for The World in London
- a large-scale, public art project which set out to bring together 204
portraits of 204 Londoners, each originating from a different nation
that will be competing at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Click here to see my portrait of Tigana Wesa Sari from Indonesia, and to hear her story.
The portraits are exhibited as large-scale posters at the following two sites across London:
Victoria Park, London E3: 27 July - 12 August 2012
Enter by Crown Gate East, walk in a north easterly direction down
Central Drive towards the bandstand and monument- the exhibition is on
the hoardings around the Live Nation Site. Park House, 453 - 497 Oxford Street, London, W1:
27 July - 30 August 2012
Aver | Alison Bickmore | Catrine Bodum | Sara
Brannan | Max Cahn | Emma Cousin | Calum James
Crowther | Jolanta Dolewska | Alexandra Dudley | Dexter
Dymoke | Kate Elliott | Gabriela Fabrowska |
Susan Forsyth | Jonathan Gabb | Sarah Gillham | Kirsty
Harris | Mark Harris | Sally Hewett | Minae
Kim | Andrew Litten | Ope Lori | Roman Manfredi
| Lee Marshall | Sonia Martin | Rob Miller | Wendy
Nelson | Leigh Niland | Margaret Proudfoot |
Julie Rafalski | Scott Robertson | Mark Scott-Wood | Yukako
Shibata | Elly Thomas | Kazuya Tsuji | Ben
Walker | Dominic Watson | Joe Webb | Sarah West
| Sarah Kate Wilson
WW Gallery is pleased to
present GROUP 2012, an exhibition presenting the
long-list for their inaugural Solo Award.
From over 300 entries a long-list of 37 artists has been selected for
exhibition. A distinguished panel of judges includes Sheila
McGregor (Chief Executive, Axis, the online resource for
contemporary art),Helen Sumpter (Art writer and Deputy
Visual Art Editor of Time Out London ), Kate Davis
(Artist & Tutor in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art) and Deb
Covell (Artist & Co-founder Platform-A Gallery,
The overall winner will be announced on the 25th August
and will receive prize money of £1000, a flexible three
month residency from October to December 2012 and a solo
show in January 2013.
WW is one of London’s leading contemporary artist-led
spaces with a reputation for consistently forward-thinking and
innovative projects, with sites in Clerkenwell and Hackney.
Yesterday saw the launch of The World in London, a major public art project initiated by
The Photographers' Gallery. The portraits
are exhibited as large-scale posters at two sites close to Olympic
venues: on the external wall surrounding the BT London Live site in
Victoria Park in East London, and across a city-block in Central London
covering the façade of the new Park House development in Oxford Street.
For more details and to access some of the fascinating stories behind each of the portraits, check out the website. (There are approx 50 video interviews, 50 audio interviews, 50 written statements from sitters and 50 from photographers...)
27 July - 12 August 2012 London, E3
27 July - 30 August 2012 453 - 497 Oxford Street, London, W1
Last year I was commissioned by The Photographers' Gallery to take a portrait for The World in London - a large-scale, public art project which set out to bring together 204 portraits of 204 Londoners, each originating from a different nation that will be competing at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The portraits will be displayed in Victoria Park from 25 July - 12 August, and there will be a dedicated project website, where you can access the stories behind the photographs, launching on 27 July www.theworldinlondon.org.uk
My portrait for The World in London will also be shown at The Gulbenkian Foundation, Hoxton Square, where 30 selected works will be on display from August - end of 2012.
From 2 August - 2 September I am showing a new site-specific work - The Landscape - as part of the Patio Projects programme, at WW Project Space, 30 Queensdown Road E5 8NN
Last week I found out I have been longlisted for the WW Solo Award 2012. There will be an exhibition at the new exhibition space - 34/35 Hatton Garden EC1N 8DX, from August 1 - 25
Last week I was interviewed by Roger Ford, a photographer and student at City of Westminster College. We had a really interesting conversation and debate about photography. Click here to check out a little of what was said.
Published in this month's free local newspaper, the Hackney Citizen, The Family looks out from the bottom corner of a page. Posing for a family portrait, their gaze off kilter, the hidden source of distraction interrupts what would otherwise be the 'perfect portrait', and evokes in the viewer a feeling of shared experience and emotion.
For more information about this project please click here
Eight months on, the 'discover amazing talents in your local area' posters on The Girl have been and gone, and one image in The Boy has started to fall away. With the lower half of the image no longer there, the remaining piece moves in the wind, the boy still looking ahead.
For more information about this project please click here
I have been working with Emma McGarry on a number of different projects recently. It is the differences in our approach to these projects that informs the content of the work produced. Through our methodology we continuously question the nature and limits of collaboration. And so KEEM was born.
A couple of weeks ago I was asked to go up in a crane for a shoot I was doing of a construction site. I didn't realise this would involve actually hanging from the crane, in a very tiny box. Well, I survived it (and with hindsight I can say I even slightly enjoyed it). Above are just a few pictures from when I was up there including one, before I went up, of the aforementioned 'box'...