Conceptual 2013

Photographs tell stories whether it is personality or portrayal of an event. They are mostly two dimensional, intact and often cherished in frames. Picture perfect.
Seeing the hidden image from the reverse of the front page, revealed by a torn glossy magazine cover, I started to think of a narative that might be appropiate to a photograph; by tearing it and bringing it to the front it would reveal the inside, like the layers of an onion being peeled away.
Derelict was the first piece that took me on a "selfie" journey using this technique. There are many aspects of our personalaties that we are not neccessarily enamored by; elements of ourselves that we don't like or address. This photograph is about my personal demons revealed and removed. Finding a location for such a shoot required privacy and a particular look. Some derelict buildings on the north circular were perfect. I had to move quickly before they were demolished and developed. Together with my assistant, a fake pistol, bottle of fake blood and a large plastic sheet we headed to the location.Fortunately it was a warm spring day and the light inside and out was perfect. There was a vagrant living there but no sign of him, so we set to work quickly. A bit of guerrilla photography always sharpens the mind. Thirty minutes later we were finished leaving only a blood splatter on the wall which may have been a bit disturbing for the solitary resident.

This concept has endless possibilities, from beast to beauty.
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Conceptual 2013

Photographs tell stories whether it is personality or portrayal of an event. They are mostly two dimensional, intact and often cherished in frames. Picture perfect.
Seeing the hidden image from the reverse of the front page, revealed by a torn glossy magazine cover, I started to think of a narative that might be appropiate to a photograph; by tearing it and bringing it to the front it would reveal the inside, like the layers of an onion being peeled away.
Derelict was the first piece that took me on a "selfie" journey using this technique. There are many aspects of our personalaties that we are not neccessarily enamored by; elements of ourselves that we don't like or address. This photograph is about my personal demons revealed and removed. Finding a location for such a shoot required privacy and a particular look. Some derelict buildings on the north circular were perfect. I had to move quickly before they were demolished and developed. Together with my assistant, a fake pistol, bottle of fake blood and a large plastic sheet we headed to the location.Fortunately it was a warm spring day and the light inside and out was perfect. There was a vagrant living there but no sign of him, so we set to work quickly. A bit of guerrilla photography always sharpens the mind. Thirty minutes later we were finished leaving only a blood splatter on the wall which may have been a bit disturbing for the solitary resident.

This concept has endless possibilities, from beast to beauty.
See NEWS page for more information