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There are few upsides to the current health situation across the globe but I discovered one and it was literally right on my doorstep. As soon as it became obvious that due to our age my wife and I would have to start self-isolating an idea popped into my head….

Nikon Old and New

I’ve been on a journey with Nikon for nearly 50 years and all the cameras have served me well in one way or another. I’ve gone from a Nikon F with a Nikkormat to two FMs both of which earned me money. The two FMs were used professionally right up…

Prince Albert Tobacco Tin

This is my submission to the Materialities Research Theme 2019/20 at BCU’s Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research (BCMCR). You can see the theme submissions on the BCMCR website. I bought this in 1975 on my first visit to the USA. Why this tin and why have I kept…

Jazz Journeys Exhibition

This new exhibition features photographs and musicians’ quotes from a collaborative pilot research project called Everyday Jazz Life: A photographic project on contemporary jazz musicians lives in Birmingham. The project, at Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research, brought together jazz scholar, Dr Pedro Cravinho and freelance jazz photographer Brian Homer….

New York to Wednesbury

One of the great pleasures of curating the Fives Decades of Self Portrait show at Wednesbury Art Gallery for the Blast Photo Festival was being able to show two American visitors around the exhibition. The main focus of the show is on David Attie’s Russian and American Self Portraits taken…

Cafe Royal Book Published

I’m really pleased that Craig Atkinson has published one of his Cafe Royal books featuring my photographs of the WELD Carnival in 1979. I only revisited the images recently when checking though my old negatives. I’ve got copies and you will be able to order from Craig’s website Why Fish…

Nikon Z6 for Gigs

I got a Nikon Z6 as soon as it came out. It was a slightly impetuous as I’d only tried a Z7 briefly at an event and then for a weekend – both thanks to the Flash Centre in Birmingham. I was uncertain that it would be better than my…

Two New Projects

I’m getting going on two projects which will surface in 2019. First with Multistory and Emma Chetcuti I am curating an exhibition of self portraits for the Blast! Festival which will include images by David Attie, Handsworth Self Portrait, Jubilee Arts and The Public. It’s the 40th anniversary of HSP…

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