i s t a n b u l

April 15, 2014

this is where i live now

Some from Barcelona…

February 13, 2014

Having just returned from a trip home to bcn I thought I’d upload a couple of long overdue snaps from the summer. Developing is cheap and good here in Istanbul, but I still have lots more to develop.

Also I’m back from my travels to beautiful Beirut so hold tight

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Poets

June 5, 2012

Over the past few months I’ve been taking portraits for my latest photo project ‘Poets at Work’

As a spoken word artist/photographer photographing poets seemed like an obvious choice of project but my intentions behind this series were more about exploring a process that is largely undocumented and unexamined.

 As a young writer growing up idolising the cool factor of the writers working in Paris in the 20s and beat generation in the 50s. I’ve seen many a photo of Jack Keroac at the typewriter looking as badass as any rockstar.

In many ways, I consider performance poets to be the new rock stars of literature. They are entertaining, honest and in the most part accessible, yet all we see of them is immediate. Their work is presented to an audience in a theatrical manner. However honest and sincere the performance it is always easy to sit back and accept their work as talented showmanship and never consider the process behind the words.

It interests me to think that a poem performed with the confidence and grace many talenented poets possess could have been written under a duvet with a full ashtray and tears in the eyes of the poet. Just because poems are often performed in an extrovert manner doesn’t mean the idea wasn’t convinced in a more introverted and personal environment.

Similarly I find the process itself fasinating. How do people write?

With laptop, notebook, Dictaphone? In your home, library, train, coffee shop, the street?

During my project I have found more and more reason to document these poets. The way they write is not only fascinating but encourages to look closer at every piece of stationary, setting and cup of coffee in this world and their collective potential to inspire creation.

So far I have photographed 5 poets and am giving a sneak preview of my work so far.

Day 219

March 14, 2011

just some things

Shironeko Holga

Day 202

January 18, 2011

I’ve changed to letters,

Sky rockets in flight

Afternoon Delight

Diana+ 35mm Back

 

Day One hundred and Two

June 26, 2010

Red.Carpet

Holga

 

Day Eighty – Three

May 23, 2010

Grave/land

I went to a pinhole workshop yesterday with the wonderful

Justin Quinnell

I made two cameras…photos coming soon

and

a solargraph in 6 months

hang tight

Day Eighty – Two

May 23, 2010

This is from a band shoot I did for some friends last week!

they are awesome

Diana+ 35mm back

Multiple exposure

Day Fifty – Three

March 17, 2010

S.p.o.o.k.S

Blackbird Fly