I have been busily working on my One Planet City commission for Fotodocument and Photoworks on Sustainable Water in Brighton and Hove. It’s been a great project to work on, as I’ve been given access to photograph in some really interesting locations and met some fascinating people working in water conservation and recycling.
The selected images from the series have now been sent off to the team at Spectrum who are producing the prints for my exhibition, which will be fitted into custom-built outdoor displays on Hove Promenade. The exhibition will run as part of the Brighton Photo Biennial and will be on show for 10 months from October 2014 until July 2015. My images will be printed with specialist UV inks so they can withstand the sun, wind and rain on the south coast.
There will be a bus tour around the 10 exhibitions that make up the series, with talks by each of the photographers about their work. I will be doing a talk on the inner city route and you can book your tickets at the Eventbrite page here. http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/one-planet-city-fotodocument-bus-tour-tickets-9674800589
I will be taking part in a panel discussion about the series on Friday 24th October. I will post up more details about this when I have them. [The images above and below are out-takes from the series and won't feature in the exhibition]
I managed to get away from work for nearly 3 weeks in August and went on a cycling and camping trip with friends from Strasbourg to Venice – traveling through France, Germany, Switzerland and Italy. Below is a collage of just a few of the photos I took along the way. Despite a few soggy days of wind and rain at the start of the trip, we had a fantastic time and got to see some beautiful towns off the beaten track. The cycle trip also gave me an opportunity to finish reading Jaron Lanier’s fascinating book Who Owns the Future? It’s a heavy going read at times, but it’s well worth persisting with, as he offers some interesting opinions on the future of creative industries (including photography) and how the internet and networks are impacting all our lives.