This is a space for me to talk about things I've been doing, my thought processes, and what I have found stimulating and inspiring.
Royal Birmingham Society of Artists - Photography Prize Exhibition 2023
I entered three photographs for the exhibition this year, and was very happy and slightly taken aback that all three were selected. These pictures are ones that I created a couple of years ago, and then re-worked a few months ago. They are part of the Canis Lupus series, a piece of work I’m really proud of. To see more images in the Projects section, click here.
Once I had printed the images I had to make a decision on how to frame them. I really love the way they look mounted on the back of the glass rather than behind a mount board. Thank you to the Framers Gallery in Wolverhampton for the framing.
I think the three of pieces work really well hung together in the gallery. However proud you are of an image on the computer screen, it looks so much better as a physical object on the wall.
The exhibition runs from the 2nd March to 9th April.
Click here to see the RBSA website.
(14th March 2023)
Wood Saints & The Shop in the Square.
I've been taking pictures at a couple more local businesses in Wolverhampton. The first four images are of Wood Saints, who take old timber and clean it up for sale, as well as making furniture and garden items. The bottom four images are from the Shop in the Square which is run by a group of local artists and makers as a place to sell their work.
(10th March 2023)
I’ve been taking more photographs recently of local businesses. It’s wonderful to see the passion and sense of purpose of people doing things that are really important to them.
I am particularly interested in people who are doing things that are positive for the environment. I know that there is so much more that needs doing, but I think it’s important to celebrate what is being done, as an antidote to the seemingly endless negative news stories.
More images of EcoWulf and CarSeq are on the Job Done project page..
(5th February 2023)
It's a New Year and I've made a book!
New year feels like an opportunity for new beginnings and new projects.
I’ve been working on images of Wolverhampton for a while, and I’ve finally got a set that I’m really happy with. I have put them together into a small hand made book that I’ve now got on sale. See the Shop page for full details. This feels like an exciting moment, and a really good way to start the new year.
I’m looking forward to the journey that the next 12 months takes me on and really want to push my work into new areas, travel to new places and develop my creativity in new ways.
Happy New Year!
(12th January 2023)