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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Harder version of No Love Lost published in Baron

A new stylish and smart erotic paperback magazine called Baron has featured a 'harder' version of No Love Lost.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

London Riots in Saturday Telegraph Magazine

A for Anarchy; this was the section the end of year Telegraph supplement decided for my photograph of the London Riots. This photograph was taken in Clarence Rd in Hackney and anarchy it was with looting and rioting. The police charged and then retreated, charged and then retreated, watching cars set ablaze and shops plundered as owners watched in despair. Up towards the other end of the road people posed with beaming smiles in front of burning cars as friends used mobile phones to capture the moment. I over stayed my welcome but decided that I had as much right to be there as anyone else despite the threats. I pushed it a bit more and decided to leave the scene, dodging gangs for fear of being attacked and having my camera's stolen. Over the next two weeks I was on assignment for Le Monde travelling to Manchester and Birmingham, to try and make sense of the mess.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Haunting the Chapel: Photography and Dissolution. Daniel Blau London

Installation view of photograph from the 'Blue of Night' series currently on show at the Daniel Blau London

Thursday, September 8, 2011

The Foreigner (a work in progress)

©Michael Grieve

It began at the end on top of Mount Zalagh, but the feeling has always been there; observing a tree set against an expanse of mountains, a disposition of well-being followed by a desperation to embrace it. A violent assault on the senses. Morocco has become the exotic stage onto which the protagonist will convey the contradiction of his uncertainties and strong desire for life. The Foreigner will inadvertently document aspects of contemporary Morocco, an alien place to find himself through losing himself, perhaps. In the medina’s labyrinth the pungent odour of stale death, rapidly superceded by the waft of spices and then perfume; the rich and complex array of aromas, superficial and yet profound.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Talks at Daniel Blau Gallery

To coincide with the exhibition, Haunting the Chapel: Photography and Dissolution, I will be in conversation with the writer Aaron Schuman, and the artist Jeffrey Silverthorne will be in conversation with gallery director, Brad Feuerhelm. RSVP 6th September 7pm.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

English Riots: cover and spread in Newsweek

While on commission for Le Monde I also managed to achieve a front cover and spread in Newsweek. These pictures were taken on Chancery Road in Hackney, London.