Some long exposure photos taken the other day down on the beach by the West Pier. The fog and rain helped me get some quite surreal shots. They have the feel of a film still, the brief point in between something happening.
A few fairly recent 8x10inch photo pieces. The underlying theme of my Brighton exhibition will be a paraellel between the Brighton seafront/attractions, and Coney Island NYC. As with most of my work, the representation of memories and place is a big part, but it is tackled in a subtle and non-obvious manner. Much of the imagery produced thus far has the qualities of a fleeting, and often surreal, memory. I tend to play alot with the idea of leaving things open or slightly unfinished, almost like an open ended narrative.
A hand cut stencil of the Brighton West Pier in 5 seperate A3 size sections. Nearer to the date of the exhibition, it will placed across 5 20 x 24 inch sections of darkroom paper. Once the stencil has been exposed for maybe a day or two and then removed, it should leave a ghostly impression behind. I wanted to stay away from the standard photographic representations of the pier that are so commonly seen. This will be my way of referencing the fragility of the remains of the pier, as well as alluding to it as kind of fading memory.
A few photos of the studio I'm currently working in during my residency in Brighton. I'm working on a variety of pieces on aluminium, canvas, paper and darkroom paper. Hopefully now that I'm (finally) in some kind of working pattern, I'll be updating more often.