I remember my first encounter with voyeurism in a penny arcade in Weymouth, I must have been all of eight years old. As much as anything else it was the machine itself that was exciting, all wood and brass, with a mysterious eye piece, revealing, for the price of a penny, ‘What the Butler saw’. The grainy […]
There’s nothing wrong with mystery.
Ham Hill Country Park with a bit extra slipping through from another dimension. When I moved from London to Peasedown St John I had little idea how much living in London had stunted my being and how much waking up I had to do. In discovering this new world I had moved to I visited […]
Ten steps to happiness.
I was sitting enjoying a coffee outside a shopping arcade in Bath and noticed this lady sitting over the road from me on the steps of a church. She was gazing fixedly at the cover of the book in her hands. I watched her for some time before deciding I wanted a shot of her […]
Out of the ordinary.
What drives an artist/photographer? I’ve often wondered how this happened because it isn’t something I have much control over, I am more like a junky looking for his next fix than anything else. It is the one thing in my life that I dedicate time to, almost all my time, utterly focussed and single minded. […]
Narrative of vision.
Unlike speech and the written word, the dialogue the viewer has with an image is non linear and, as the dialogue is voluntary, it can be non existent. Engaging with an image, like everything else in life, improves with practice and is, largely, something that the viewer gives their self permission to do. It can be […]