project work

english flag and union jack

Britishness

WORK IN PROGRESS on a joint project toexplore the subject of Britishness. Initial ideas are to cover the topic under four sub-titles: Politics & Authority, Culture & Brands, Leisure & Sport and Food & Fashion.

letter to the D.Tel:

Sir - My mother applied for a local NHS service and was asked to state her nationality. Upon stating she was English, she was informed that this was not an accepted category. She could be Scottish, Welsh or Irish, but if she was English, she had to put down "British"

white horse lane

Olympic site preparation

images of the area affected by the preparation works for the Olympic Park in Stratford and Hackney Wick, East London. These include buildings, the security fencing, people and site work in progress. This photographic project was started in February 2007

An exhibition of this project together with a published photobook, entitled OLYMPIC BLUE, completed this project in Autumn 2008.See www.tinyurl.com/4tskvp

signs

Signs of the Times

Such is the impact of our current legislative culture that we can now interpret the presence of public signs and notices, not for the messages carried, but rather for the intention to avoid possible lawsuit action. Everything that goes wrong has to be somebody else's fault. Expectations are that we, and especially our children, have a right to a risk-free environment and any opportunity for learning from mistakes is not to be a consideration

bath road

The Bath Road

Many books have been written about the Bath Road from London, telling of the rigours of travel in the days of the horse coach. One of these, published in 1792, had the title ‘A Topographical Survey of the Great Road from London to Bath and Bristol with historical and descriptive accounts of the country, towns, villages and gentlemen's seats on and adjacent to it’. This project uses phrases from this book as a means of commentary on the places described, as they appeared two hundred years later, in the 1990s

staines moor

M4 South

A series of photographs taken in the area south of the M4 motorway to the west of London Heathrow airport. The objective was to find elements of beauty in this heavily worked area which was being incorporated into the Colne Valley Park. The photographs cover the period 1992-3