About the projects
to make a world (2020 - ) is a project which has formed around the theme of origins, and around a search for my ancestral roots in the land that we call England. I discovered a few years ago that each of my eight great-grandparents was born in a different English county, and this project comprises work made in and around those eight places: Timworth in Suffolk, Portreath in Cornwall, Lewes in East Sussex, Andover in Hampshire, Woking in Surrey, West Hampstead in London, Lydney in Gloucestershire, and Hucknall in Nottinghamshire.
everything seemed to be listening (2016-2020) was an extensive three-part project, funded by Arts Council England, that responded to the work and places of the artist Paul Nash. More information can be found here.
from the heart of the burning (2019) comprises a fairly small series of images, rather eclectic in style, made in August 2019 in Yorkshire. Images are titled with the Ordnance Survey grid reference giving the location where the image was made. Some more images from the project, along with some accompanying textual fragments, can be seen on the original tumblr blog. A number of these images were used for a collaborative zine I made with Guy Dickinson, called towards a premise, commissioned and published by the landscape photography collective Inside the Outside.
you found us far away (2015-16) responded to places associated with the life and work – particularly the late work – of the Irish painter and writer Jack B. Yeats. More images from the project can be seen on a Tumblr blog.
The Damn Interior: In the Shades of Mark Linkous (2016) is a self-published photobook: a sequence of 73 colour and 16 b&w photographs, interspersed with fragments of poetic text, that together constitute an artistic exploration of places associated with the late musician Mark Linkous. These locations, in which Linkous lived, worked and died, very evidently suffused his art, and the images and text that comprise this project constitute my response to a journey in and around these places – in Virginia, North Carolina and Tennessee – under the guiding spirit of Linkous's music. Many more images from the project can be seen on the original Tumblr blog. The title of each image is the grid reference code giving the location where the image was made.
Under the Transit of Saturn (2015) is a self-published photobook of images made in Central and Eastern Europe in 2013 and 2014. Many more images from the project can be viewed on the original tumblr blog. The title of each image is the grid reference code giving the location where the image was made.
Detopia comprises images made in England between 2011 and 2014. The project is currently on indefinite hiatus. The project yielded two self-published photobooks. Many more images from the project can be viewed on the original blog. The title of each image is the Ordnance Survey grid reference code giving the location where the image was made.
These images were made on and after an artist residency at Mount Tremper Arts in New York in 2012.