Category Archives: London



So the RCA didn’t want me, and I didn’t take any photos for a while after that. Then Stephen and I decided we needed a project to get us each going, so we decided on London monuments. He picked five, I picked five, and he wrote poems and I took pictures. I hired a Pentax 67 with a huge 500mm lens, then bleached and toned the prints. No more aimless street photography for me. Planning, consistency, craft. That was the way to get people to take you seriously. Continue reading Monuments

London Beach

This is shown on two 60″ DVDs, two 14″ video monitors, and was made in 1998–9. I recorded the video material over a long weekend at the South Bank and then for a long time didn’t know what to do with it. I had in mind some cleverly composited piece of work, but eventually, as with With the Nomads, realised that I had made it what it would be while I had the camera in my hands. Shown at the Lux Cinema, 2000, and at Mutiny at the Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, an exhibition of work by the Lost Property artists’ group, 2003. Also at Unhuman in 2015. I’d like to put the whole thing online in its proper video format, but it would take an awful lot of bandwidth. Continue reading London Beach