'If I were just curious, it would be very hard to say to someone, "I want to come to your house and have you talk to me and tell me the story of your life." I mean people are going to say, "You're crazy." Plus they're going to keep mighty guarded. But the camera is a kind of license. A lot of people, they want to be paid that much attention and that's a reasonable kind of attention to be paid...' Diane Arbus

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Phantasmagoria at John Rylands Library, Manchester

Monday 8th November Mervyn Heard, the world's finest Phantasmagoria Magic Lantern Projectionist, will be performing a show at John Rylands Library, Manchester.

4.30 - 5pm a family friendly show

7.30 - 9pm an evening event where things get a bit more sinister and spooky!

ALL WELCOME, the event is FREE! call 0161 06 0555 to reserve yourself a free seat or email jrul.events@manchester.ac.uk

John Rylands Library, 150 Deansgate, Manchester M3 3EH see
for more info about the show

Hope to see you there!

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Refugee Action's Volunteers

These are portraits of the attendees of this year's Refugee Action Volunteer Conference. Each person gives their time to work for the charity - for no financial gain.

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Cardinal Court

This photograph was taken at an Open Day at Cardinal Court, Moss Side, Manchester.

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Blackpool Illuminations

Blackpool: Illuminations, Pleasure Beach, fish and chips, slot machines, breeze off the sea, trouser legs rolled up for a paddle and a glance up at the Tower on the way home. The archetypal English seaside resort. But there are other stories too, of industry and identity, of pasts and of aspirations, making and making do, passing through and arriving, observing and being observed. Night time stories, animal dreams and questions to be asked. Glamour or an attempt at it, tradition or its semblance. An invitation in a blank wall, apparitions of African deserts on a warehouse pavement, a teenage ticker tape parade ready for fame, VIPs with their badges to prove it, out-of-time manufacturing, handkerchiefed ladies and an unshod runner, an unwelcome welcome. Welcome to Blackpool.

Text by Hannah Jones

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

is photography over?

SFMOMA (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art) has been collecting and exhibiting photographs since the museum's founding in 1935 and is dedicated to the examination of the medium in all its forms. This major symposium on the current state of the field is the first in a series of public programs on photography.

is photography over?

Monday, 5 April 2010

Meatyard Arts announces Print Sale

meatyard arts is pleased to announce a foto print sale at jacob oud’s great ‘cafe de unie’ in rotterdam… opening reception, 4th june, 6.30pm.
edition prints by… sparrow, barry woods, heike löwenstein, ed watts, gwen jones, simon barber, kristy gosling, tom hartford, rob rusling, alastair hall, mark page, rob evans and emil charlaff.
check meatyardarts.com for more info

Itchy Feet


Jean and Alwyn

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Stockport Funfair

These photos were taken in Stockport in the North West of England in September 2009. I came across this closed traveling fair, tucked away between the M60 motorway and a superstore supermarket. The curious placing of this 'funfair' speaks volumes to me of the current climate of sensationalism and 'celebrity'. As night falls, turn on some flashing lights and loud music and suddenly this wasteland turns into a spectacle, a booming, spinning, whirring scene of screams and laughter.