I met Tim as the result of a twitter encounter, Tim has Parkinson Disease and over the past 7 years he has embarked on an extraordinary project, during which time he has been photographed by around 400 photographers. I already knew about Tim’s project, as a few friends had worked with him already, you can find out more about the project, the photographs and the photographers on Tim’s blog ‘Over the Hill’
In early July I headed to Brighton to meet Tim, and after some tea and chatting, we travelled by road to West Wittering, a significant place to each of us. Tim has written a very evocative piece about the day, which you can read here 'Time Passes'
This is another from earlier in the day
The response to 'Pictures from Home' has been wonderful, and there have been so many warm comments, I have posted some here, along with some photos of the exhibition installation and the families visiting on a very busy opening night.
“Congratulations on highlighting children’s disabilities through an artistic medium, thought provoking and informative, the general art world needs to examine these issues/ people and beauty further.” Josh
“These photo’s give us all a chance to look at the world in a different way. Thank you!”
“Great to see the positives from the challenges, thanks for raising my awareness of your organisation.”
“Beautifully curated and incredibly moving. Extremely grateful to have been given the opportunity to take a glimpse into their lives.”
“Wonderful photos! It really brings home how difficult everyday life can be for some families. Lovely exhibition giving great insight into family's lives. Grateful for the opportunity to view the photos and read the stories.”
“How wonderful to see these photos showing the intimate moments of family life. It feels so important to share images of children who face the challenges of disability. I am struck by the care captured in these private photographs—it reflects the strength and togetherness of families who face the difficulties and the joys of caring.”
“Lovely exhibition beautifully arranged, reminds us how important caring for disabled children is. Also how caring can be a joy.”
“Thank you it has been a lovely exhibition it’s so great to be a record and be recognised as a group of people with children with special needs”
“Everyone who visited the exhibition felt extremely moved and were struck by your powerful photographs”. Bella Franks
“Many congratulations on the exhibition – your work is wonderful and very moving” Abigail Davies
"Powerful and eloquent photographs" Gina Lundy
Last year I spend 2 days photographing families with a disabled child for the charity Contact a Family. 20 images have now been selected and printed and the exhibition is currently at the framers. Everything will be going up at La Galleria, 5b Pall Mall, London in just over 2 weeks time and will be open to the public from 27th - 31st Jan 2015. Looking forward to seeing it all installed.
In November I was in London to photograph Caroline Quentin, for the poster of Bristol Old Vic / Lamplighter Theatre's production of The Life and Times of Fanny Hill.
During September 2014 I spent some time with 2 families, taking photographs for Contact a Family, a charity that supports families with a disabled child. The resulting work will be shown in London at the end of January at La Galleria, Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 4UY and will run from 27th - 31st January 2015.
Great to hear that my work from the Sony Awards will be shown in Bratislava throughout November.
Delighted to have had an image shortlisted for the NOA, final results announced 28th August !
So thrilled to have won the Sony World Photography Award, Professional Still Life Category! Three days in London visiting the beautiful exhibition at Somerset House and going to the awards ceremony on Wednesday night. Great meeting all the WPO folk and the other talented winners.
As this news page is brand new I am kicking off with a long update, starting at the beginning of 2014.
At the end of January I received a call from Ania at the World Photography Organisation, telling me I had been named as a finalist in the Sony World Photography Awards, Professional Still Life Category. It's been a long wait since then, but the awards night is fast approaching, and all will be revealed on 30th April when the winners of the categories will be announced at the awards dinner in London.
YMCA & I, exhibition begins it's national tour at the Lightbox, Woking
Last year I was fortunate enough to work with YMCA England, on a project to produce a series of portraits and interviews of 12 inspirational young people that have been supported by the YMCA. The work was first shown at RIBA Gallery, London. The exhibition begins a national tour this year, with a showing at The Lightbox in Woking,
Portrait Salon 2013
Having been unsuccessful with my submission to the NPG Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize, I was delighted to hear that my portrait of Englez, taken for the YMCA & I exhibition, had been selected by Portrait Salon, a form of Salon des Refusés that aims to show the best of the unselected entries from the annual National Portrait Gallery Photographic Portrait Prize. The initial exhibition was a simultaneous projection of the work in London, Leeds, Brighton & Edinburgh, the first ever 'printed' exhibition of Portrait salon was held at Fuse Art Space in Bradford earlier this year
Garden Stories, Hidden Labours - Exhibition at the Piggery, Tyntesfield.
A series of 12 prints from the series Garden Stories, Hidden Labours was shown in the Piggery at Tyntesfield (where the photographs were made), from November 2013 'til the end of February 2014. More info...