Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Winter Blues 6

Well, my resolution to get back into regular blogging is swimming with the fail whale. I'd love to say it will definitely happen now...but life is busy and unpredictable as ever, so I won't make a promise I might not be able to keep.

One thing which is definitely happening though is the return of my work to The Egg in Liverpool for group show Winter Blues 6, from 25th November through to 15th January 2012. As part of this end of year show, I'll be showing three silver-halide prints, alongside the work of over twenty other artists. If past exhibitions are any guide, it will be a wonderfully diverse and exciting mix, and well worth a look.
The Dream of Flight     2011

Wind and Water     2011

A Waking Dream on The Way of All Flesh, Part Three     2011

Monday, 19 September 2011

iPhone Project

A long time without a post, I know...it's been a busy summer, but I have lots of stuff stored up to share, and plan to get back to regular blogging. To start off, an update on my adventures in iPhoneography, a project which has grown and developed into something with a life and direction of its own.
 Take a closer look at  http://statigr.am/atelierphotosynthetic 

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Maverick Monochromatic Magic

It's rare I find the time to curate a Treasury list.
This is one of those rare occasions.

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Sinthetix Series

A new series of fetish studies in high-contrast monochrome on metallic paper, emphasising the beauty and aesthetics of what is often considered dark and seedy, but is in fact a celebration of life and freedom.
Possession Part One     2011
This first image in the series bridges the gap between these two perceptions, contrasting the beauty of the female form and the striking fashion (including those iconic red-soled stilettos) with the stark surroundings and distressed floorboards. 

The following images remove the model from environmental context, creating a purity of focus on line and form, subject and composition, style and substance, the aesthetic and the sensuous.

Possession Part Two     2011
Possession Part Three     2011
Possession Part Four     2011
12x8 inch prints on Fuji Pearl silver halide paper are now available from Etsy at $40. Limited editions of 50. Parts Two, Three and Four also available as a set of 3 at $100. Other sizes poa.

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Cy Twombly 1928-2011

It's with great sadness that I note the passing, at the age of 83, of Cy Twombly.

Much of my photographic work is influenced more by abstract art and artists than by photography and other photographers. Since I discovered his work a few years ago, none have inspired me more than Twombly. The last of the great American painters, and arguably the world's greatest living artist, he will be greatly missed...but of course his work will continue to serve as testament to his brilliance, and continue to inspire.

A life in pictures

Knockout, Hero, Genius