light golems

I love this photograph.  It is buy Gerald Figal and I saw it in the f295 group in Facebook and was taken aback by it.  It does all the things I want a photograph to do.  It is mysterious and obvious at the same time.  It is of something that I have seen many times and yet also of something that I could not perceive without the aid of a camera. It is a 10 minute exposure using a pinhole camera of people on an escalator or travelator.  An experience so mundane in itself that very few people might consider …

stopping time

I find it incredibly difficult to talk about how and why I produce the work I do.  I have been accused of lacking focus or narrative because on the whole I photograph what I find when I take walks.  I use to think it goes without saying that the walks are a conduit to the photographs.  I realise that this is insufficient, but I have been struggling to find a way of linking my inner impulses to my output.  In an effort to find a way to talk about what I do, I’ve been looking at what people have to …