Nighttime in the Middle of Nowhere
I posted this pic to Tumblr a couple of years ago, but just found it again and remembering how much I like it. It was taken in August 2010.
I’ve been taking lots of pix for my new project lately… reluctant to post anymore of the ones I really like until I’ve decided on my final edit… and I intend to still keep shooting for a while.
Might post some outtakes soon…
4th April 2014: Self Portrait in Sam’s Dressing Gown
Outtakes from Your Mind & Body Is All That You’ve Got
12th November 2012
Got my uni assessment results back the other day. They keep talking about even though my work is self portraiture, I am performing a character. I wouldn’t say I am… I’d say my work helps me to become the person that I am more. Though at the same time, I get very disconnected from me and the image or video that I produce and the person I see within the frame. I often forget it is me… I look at these pictures and I know it is me, because I remember taking the pictures, but at the same time I could quite easily not see myself in them.
Maybe it’s because I’ve grown so much since I took these… it’s not even been 18 months since, but I feel very different.
Food for thought I guess.
& I’m also bored of reading articles where people say the selfie will die soon. I pretty much first started experimenting with self portraits in order to have pictures for Myspace and that was nearly 10 years ago… all that is changed is the wording - instead of ‘today I took a picture of myself’ it’s ‘today I took a selfie’. The trend of talking about them might die out a little sure, but now we have such easy technology people will forever be taking them…
.Fake Tan Salon Submission Details FAQ
What is the Fake Tan Salon?
The Fake Tan Salon is a series of photographic exhibitions featuring SECOND HAND SUNSHINE and BLUES-BUSTING BLUE SKIES to ward away the dreary-weather doldrums.
We are now calling out for submissions!
What do we want?
Send us your summer/sunshine/beach/blue sky & generally uplifting photographs. Help us keep the good weather vibes going well after the sun has disappeared.
How do we want it?
We need physical copies but keep it cheap - 6x4 prints only cost a few pennies or just use your own printer. Please put your name on the back of your prints so we can credit you.
Send submissions to:
THE FAKE TAN SALON
23 Carter House
Deadline for submissions is 9.4.13
What happens next?
Selected images will be framed and exhibited at the Fake Tan Salon at a London gallery in April. Details TBA. The images will be auctioned off for a minimal fee so people can take home a slice of sunshine and to help cover the costs of frames, cocktail umbrellas and putting on the exhibition. If there is any profit it will go back into the next Fake Tan Salon exhibition.
My friend Sophie is organising this event. Please submit and share :)
The picture is of my interim show set-up from last week. Thanks to those who managed to make it down for it!
There are a few upcoming shows in which I’ll be showing things:
Saturday 22nd March at Vyner Street Gallery, London (https://www.facebook.com/events/1412478585676551)
Tuesday 25th March at Twenty Twenty Two, Manchester (https://www.facebook.com/events/623340787739700)
will be a pop-up exhibition and issue #5 launch of Of The Afternoon magazine. I have a picture from Your Mind & Body Is All That You’ve Got in both shows and magazine.
Photobookshow in Tokyo, Japan opens on Wednesday 26th March: http://photobookshow.co.uk/f-book-show/
You can see my book Reality of Youth Going Backwards in Vain there.
Alternatively buy a copy from www.nylecoj.co.uk
Unfortunately I won’t be able to make any of these, but if you happen to please take a picture for me. Thanks!
8th March 2014
Weeing dog photobombing my picture of a wheelbarrow
Webcam hairoff with my Norbert Schoerner picture
Come one, come all, to our interim show-all.
I’ll be showing a video piece and 1-3 photographs.
7th November 2013
I’m busy sorting out uni stuff as we have an interim show that we have to set up next week. I have to put together my sketchbook for the assessment and it’s been an interesting evening going over stuff from August until now.
I guess I’ve made more than I thought, but it’s weird how quickly it has all changed too.
I’m really liking the images that I’m making now, but don’t want to post them for a while - I’ll post out takes once I get a better idea of where I want to go with it.
Found this picture earlier. Don’t remember why I was crying… probably over something stupid / stress. I think I photographed it as I hadn’t cried in a long time…
7th February 2014
I’ve been moving away from photography for a bit and working mainly on videos. However it’s been nice in the last couple of weeks to have been making photos again and finding some fun and love in what I’ve been producing.
Your Mind & Body… could be fun at times, but generally I found it quite emotionally draining. However what I learned (and got out of it) from making the 2 projects I guess has helped give me freedom with my new work…
13th November 2010
Sad to hear the Brighton Pier has been hit and damaged (more) by the storms.