My Practice

Final Major Project Posts
  • Pecha Kucha Feedback June 5, 2019 Had the first proper 1-1 with Wendy on the FMP, around the Pecha Kucha. I think it’s fair to say Wendy really liked the presentation and ... Read more...
  • Intuitive Master of Photography May 28, 2019 Bob Ryan is a specialist in analysis and the development of expert judgement. The Master Photographer builds upon his work in deep-learning and the activation of ... Read more...
  • RPS Contemporary Group Proposal May 2, 2019 I am testing the interest level in my latest work, so I have created a simple proposal for the Royal Photographic Society, Contemporary Group. And just ... Read more...
Informing Contexts Posts
Positions & Practice Posts
Surfaces & Strategies Posts
  • Surfaces & Strategies Reflections – Grades – Where To, Now? September 20, 2018 Just got the Surfaces & Strategies results – and although the overall result (70.6%) is remarkably consistent with Positions & Practice (70.8%), the internals are ... Read more...
  • Week Nine reflections – Cambodian Narrative August 4, 2018 It was a very busy but productive time in Cambodia. My reflections this week (partly whilst sitting on the plane home) are about clarifying the narrative. ... Read more...
  • Week Eight Reflections – Cambodia – My Practice July 29, 2018 Another intense week. I left London on Saturday morning, having completed a 4 day, full-on shoot with Andrew Mlangeni. I arrived in Phnom Penh on Sunday ... Read more...
  • Week Seven Reflections – My Practice July 21, 2018 This week my reflections are about my practice, after a multi day event/documentary gig in London. Whilst I have shot events before, this week’s project was ... Read more...
  • Conversation with Lukas Birk July 13, 2018 Following an introduction from Cemre, had a terrific conversation today with Lukas Birk. I explained a little of my background, motivations and the Cambodia project itself. These ... Read more...
  • PhotoBath Exhibition & Book July 12, 2018 PhotoBath, the local photography collective, are running their third annual show, in September, at the 44AD ArtSpace Gallery in Bath. They are also creating the ... Read more...
  • Installation July 11, 2018 Just trying to pull together some ideas on a possible installation – not for August, as part of Landings, but looking to the future. I envisage ... Read more...
  • Preciousness July 11, 2018 Two things happened in the last 24 hours, which I would like to connect. First, I saw Sian Davey‘s guest lecture. Second, I had a conversation ... Read more...
  • Week Four Reflections July 1, 2018 Let me start by answering some specific questions from the presentations of Week 4. I should note upfront that reading Vilém Flusser‘s book has really helped add ... Read more...
  • Pop June 21, 2018 I have been experimenting with some of the ‘traces’ work, not least as a couple of the images have been chosen for the PhotoBath exhibition ... Read more...
  • S&S Week One Reflections June 10, 2018 I consider my photography is about storytelling (when I get things right, that is). And I call this ‘Unfinished Stories‘, because the best that any ... Read more...
  • It’s Not All About Genocide June 8, 2018 It has always been my intent to go back and re-imagine the journey that we took with Sarath, though I have, to now, seen that ... Read more...
  • The Work for Surfaces & Strategies June 5, 2018 Very helpful webinar with Gary today. As background, one of my ‘issues’ is the limited time I can be in Cambodia, and how I will develop ... Read more...
  • Redesigned my website June 4, 2018 I spent some time this past weekend reflecting back on the feedback from my WIP, and doing some research on web design. I have historically used ... Read more...
Sustainable Prospects Posts
  • Sustainable Prospects – Grades – Where To, Now? January 14, 2019 I have just received the grades for Sustainable Prospects – 70% overall, Distinction level, I assume, which is pretty much in line with Surfaces & ... Read more...
  • The Best of 2018 December 30, 2018 In the Sustainable Prospects module, we covered the power of social media, within which I assessed my current position and conducted some Instagram promotional experiments. As I ... Read more...
  • Reflections at Year End December 11, 2018 On Monday, 10th December, I did a presentation at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, noted here. It was entitled Cambodia – Unfinished Stories, A ... Read more...
  • Infrared December 11, 2018 One of my action steps for 2019 is to explore other ways of rendering my traces / negatives, and that includes infrared. I am particularly ... Read more...
  • Week Twelve Reflections – Street Photography, my evolution December 9, 2018 About 5 years ago, I decided to take street photography a bit more seriously. I got involved with various groups (such as the Leica Meet), ... Read more...
  • Week Eleven Reflections – Professional Location of Practice December 6, 2018 For this week’s reflections, I want to discuss my Practice, and where it is going. Following on from the ‘Let’s Talk Business‘ and ‘Back to the Beginning ... Read more...
  • Sustainable Prospects Oral Presentation December 4, 2018  Robert Frank said, “Above all, life for a photographer cannot be a matter of indifference”. Whilst I expressed the same thoughts in my first Oral Presentation, ... Read more...
  • Week Ten Reflections December 2, 2018 With all the focus on the Oral Presentation and the Work in Progress, it would be easy to not step back and reflect. Also, there ... Read more...
  • Working on Oral Presentation – Quotes November 24, 2018 I made a presentation last year to PhotoBath on Iconic Images, with Richard Young. Some of the quotes seem even more appropriate  now, as I consider where I want ... Read more...
  • Website November 20, 2018 I have long treated my website more as a repository of my work than as a focused ‘shop window’. Whilst I am happy with, and have ... Read more...
  • Week Eight Reflections – Work in Progress Reviews November 17, 2018 This summarises feedback from Jesse, Wendy and Krishna on my WIP portfolio, and my project in general. Paris (10th Nov) As background, I introduced the project like ... Read more...
  • Unfinished Stories from Cambodia – A Prayer from Hell November 16, 2018 I have been asked to do a talk at the Bath Royal Literary & Scientific Institute, on December 10th. I was approached to do this ... Read more...
  • A Prayer from Hell November 5, 2018 In Phnom Penh last week, I met Youk Chhang for the first time. The visit including a lot of such networking activities, in order to ... Read more...
  • Meet Someone New October 25, 2018 I am responding here to the ‘Meet Someone New” challenge. This is alway a good idea, though I must admit I have preferred usually to do ... Read more...
  • For this week’s task, you will network October 20, 2018 Week 5 is all about networking. Of course this is hardly a new idea, nor unique to photography. Aeons ago I wrote several masters papers ... Read more...
  • Week Four Reflections – and Photographic DNA October 20, 2018 I have done my best to fulfil the requests of the course this week, despite my misgivings. I will not dwell much on this, other ... Read more...
  • Marketing Plan October 19, 2018 ‘For this week’s activity, we will create a marketing plan for your practice which covers the next 10 weeks. Think about what you want to ... Read more...
  • Instagram Part 3 October 17, 2018 Following the earlier post on a first experiment, I conducted a second experiment. In the spirit of the week, I decided to promote TWO images on ... Read more...
  • Artist’s Statement October 15, 2018 Following on from the ‘Let’s Talk Business‘ and ‘Back to the Beginning‘ work, I am working through my Artist’s Statement. I see this as very much ... Read more...
  • Week Three Reflections October 13, 2018 Still frustrated. On the plus side, had a really good conversation with Krishna and Isabella in the webinar this week. It was fascinating (and inspiring) to ... Read more...
  • Begin at the Beginning – My Photographic DNA October 13, 2018 Review your earliest work and reflect: What do you see in it? I have to really start at the beginning here. I was a painter (and ... Read more...
  • Instagram Part 2 October 11, 2018 Following the earlier post, I conducted an experiment. Brief recap on my Instagram: I joined pretty much at the beginning, and just use it as a ... Read more...
  • Instagram Part 1 October 6, 2018 This week’s task: ‘I want you to try and create and implement an Instagram strategy that you feel will help you reach future, potential clients (whether ... Read more...
  • Week Two Reflections October 6, 2018 So, week two. I found working through the mission statement useful. Writing strategies is hardly something new, as I have been doing that literally for decades. ... Read more...
  • Data Protection October 6, 2018 I think it might be useful to briefly look at European GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) implications as we are considering viral campaigns. Whilst this is largely aimed ... Read more...
  • Business Planning October 3, 2018 Having been in business for a while, I thought it might be helpful to share a couple of tools that I use, both when leading ... Read more...
  • Let’s Talk Business October 3, 2018 We have been asked to write a business statement for our photography. Mission My work is ‘Unfinished Stories’. Life is always in motion, every moment creates a ... Read more...
  • SP Week One Reflections September 29, 2018 Sarah Leen, Director of Photography, National Geographic (from ‘Why We Do it‘), said: ‘I have spent my entire professional life creating, editing, critiquing or teaching photography ... Read more...
  • Dominic Grieve & Event Photography September 23, 2018 As mentioned elsewhere, I do quite a lot of event photography in the local area. It is essentially reportage work, for use in local news ... Read more...
  • Gina Miller September 8, 2018 I was asked to shoot Gina Miller’s book signing this past week. Gina is the legal activist that took the UK Government to court, to ... Read more...