The Domestic and The Uncanny .

Showing my own use of the uncanny in some of my previous images below . One such is the ” Uncanny ” . There is no doubt that this belongs to the realm of the frightening , of what evokes fear and dread . Sigmund Freud Heimlich  . Belonging to the house , not strange , familiar , tame dear and intimate . Locus Suspectus…

The Instant Print ( Polaroids )

I have purchased a polaroid like camera . The fuji instamax neo 90 mini . I was interested in exploring the materiality of the polaroid as a photographic object . An instant memory , a representation of reality as an instant physical photographic object . A photograph as an image of time and space . A framed icon of the past made into a…

Shooting Street

A visual metonym for the NHS and the strain put upon it by an increasingingly larger older population and the moral rights and wrongs it brings you to question . Usually i like to work with instinct to just go with it and shoot fast i like to feel the image it just appears like a visual metonym in my mind it hits out at me…

Format 15

Yesterday i went to the International Photographic festival called Format 15 . It was a good event but some of the set exhibitions were not on when you got to them . But all in all I enjoyed it and found some new artists to add to my favourites list ,  ten zhang ( Son and Bitch ) , Fu Yu Splendid Putrid ,…

Spare Time

I try to do what most people do in their spare time and thats things i enjoy . So i tend to spend it with a camera in hand dwelling on lifes curious mishaps and trying to put then into little ironic frames of pleasure for later reference . These shots were from a couple of hours i spent in Bispham Blackpool . Don’t…

Righteous Dopefiend …… An Ethnography

An image can say different things to each individual depending on their life experiences thus photography can provoke different psychological and emotional responses ( Rorschach Reactions ) . Someone who has not experienced fully what you are trying to convey in an image will not have a proper understanding and might be swayed in their judgement of it by what they have been told…

Omnipotent Scrutiny at the gates of heaven .

Always getting stopped by jehovahs witness . Had quite a chat . It came to me with a sense of irony . Everyone sees things differently …. In this modern day society with our current feminist trends is it wrong to refer to god as a female ? ( They didn’t like that ) Will i still get into heaven ? Would i want…

Kodak Box brownie

Finally got to scan my box brownie negatives on the flexcolor hasselblad x1 . I used fuji reala 120 format film in a 1933 box brownie and i am very happy with the results especially compared to the agfa synchro box which produced poorer images . I took the  brownie to a local pet sanctuary called easterleigh which homes stray and abandoned animals (…

VINTAGE KODAK SIX-20 FOLDING “BROWNIE”

The Kodak Six-20 Folding Brownie was a viewfinder folding camera for making 6x9cm exposures on type No 620 rolls but can be re-spooled for 120 medium format . There were two models; the first was produced in the UK by kodak ltd from 1937-1940 and the second from 1948-1954 For my medium format portraiture module I used the mamiya 67b and the pentax 67…

Photography Political and Historical Image Time line

A Greek invented photography the philosopher Aristotle (384 to 322 BCE) came up with the theory of the ” camera obscura ” ( and some people think that it was this that created modern day science ) but we didn’t start using it until 1830’s with the Daguerreotype  .The first image  ” Window in the abbey ” by William Henry fox talbot was also created and photography…