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Sunday, May 20, 2012
Thursday, January 5, 2012
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
Installation view of photograph from the 'Blue of Night' series currently on show at the Daniel Blau London
Thursday, September 8, 2011
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 In the medina’s labyrinth the pungent odour of stale death, rapidly superceded by the waft of spices and then perfume; the rich and complex array of aromas, superficial and yet profound.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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 6th September 7pm.