Spring 2015 | New Commission for WaterAid

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Happy Easter everyone! I’m excited to announce that I got the go ahead last week for a new commission for WaterAid UK – which has been in the pipeline for several months.  I’ll be producing a new body of work for their Big History Project. I won’t give away all the details now but if you’re interested you can find out more about the wider initiative HERE.  I’ll be shooting my project in April and May 2015 and there will be an exhibition of the work along the Thames in London during the summer.  I will post up lots more details as the project progresses. My series on Sustainable Water for FotoDocument and Photoworks is still on show on Hove Promenade.  If you find yourself down in Brighton & Hove, you still have time to go check it out.  The exhibition is up until the end of July 2015. Details HERE. big history project

Happy New Year // Photo Forum Talk, 8th January 2015

Looking back on 2014 I have been fortunate to work on some really interesting and worthwhile projects. Many thanks to all my clients who I worked with throughout the year, I look forward to working with you again in 2015. Special thanks to anyone who took part in my series on Sustainable Water in Brighton & Hove earlier in the year.  The exhibition of photos from the series is still up on Hove Promenade and will be there until July 2015.

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Part of my Sustainable Water exhibition on Hove Promenade.  Copyright Nina Emett / FotoDocument

If you are looking for things to do for free in January, please join me at Photo Forum where I will be presenting my work alongside photographer Jonathan Goldberg at 6pm, 8th January at Calumet Drummond Street. You can find details on the Photo Forum Website here and you can join the Facebook event here.tumblr_static_fbbannerresize.

Sustainable Water / One Planet City Panel Discussion – 24th Oct 2014

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I am taking part in a panel discussion with photographers Sophie Gerard and Murray Ballard, Pooran Desai (founder of Bioregional) and Nina Emett (founder of FotoDocument), on Friday 24th October at The Sallis Benney Theatre 6.30-830pm. I will be discussing my new series on Sustainable Water, and we will be talking more generally about the One Planet City photography commissions in Brighton & Hove.  Do come along if you’re in town, it should be a very interesting discussion. You can book your tickets HERE.

This event is part of The Brighton Photo Biennial 2014.

New series on Sustainable Water at The Brighton Photo Biennial 2014

Series of Sustainable Water for FotoDocument / Photoworks, by Thomas Ball. 2014I 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.

Series of Sustainable Water for FotoDocument / Photoworks, by Thomas Ball. 2014

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. The exhibition is being specially designed by Standard8 and my images will be printed with specialist UV inks so they can withstand the sun, wind and rain on the south coast.

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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 also be taking part in a panel discussion about the series on Friday 24th October. You can book a place to attend here.

[UPDATE: 05/10/14] The series is now live on my Website here.

Alongside this I’ve been working on variety of editorial and commercial assignments.  Here’s a tearsheet from a recent shoot in July for Libération of artists from London-based music label Hyperdub.

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(L-R) DVA, Kode9 (founder of Hyperdub) and Ikonika

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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.
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“Regenerating Capital” at Roca London Gallery 2nd June – 23rd August

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I am exhibiting some work from my Speculate Regenerate series at a group exhibition entitled Regenerating Capital. The exhibition is being held at the Roca London Gallery designed by Zaha Hadid, and is part of the London Festival of Architecture.  It runs from the 2nd June till the 23rd August 2014.  More details here.

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Fotodocument / Photoworks Commission

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I have been awarded a great commission for FotoDocument and Photoworks in Brighton, working in partnership with BioRegional and Brighton & Hove City Council.  The project will focus on the One Planet Living Principle of Sustainable Water, and the images will be exhibited as part of the Brighton Photo Biennial 2014.  

Find out more information in the press release here.

Athabasca featured in “Survive” Exhibition 6-16th February at The LCC

'Overburden'. From the series 'Athabasca'Images from my Athabasca series are to be exhibited as part of a group show called Survive at The London College of Communication.  The exhibition forms part of Green Week and will be open to the public from the 6th-16th February.  The Private view will be on the 12th February.  See the Press Release below for more details.

There will also be a debate held at the college from 2.30-5.30pm before the private view, discussing the role of the media in campaigning for social change and environmental awareness. Booking is required.  Details here.

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