A little bit dull, and I dont mean the weather..

 Those two are mine.

Took myself down to the London Art Fair today to check out the sauce on display.
It was a strange event and I felt like I had entered a giant white coffin mostly full of large scale paintings of puppies... I have never been a fan of art fairs, apart from Paris Photo, the ace of art fairs, and today was no different. Full of mediocre work and rude people. Ok, there was a few nice pieces, but it all left me as cold as the wind outside.


A Throwback Friday...

Pizza. North Shores, Salton Sea, 2006.

I discovered recently that the image above has had more hits than any other online which is interesting as I have never sold a print, exhibited, or published the image..
Pizza was made way back around 2006 as part of my now titled Thursdays By The Sea series.
It was a hot sticky night and I remember people falling out of the bar (thats right), getting in that white car and driving off somewhere..
Happy Days..


BAFTA showcases ‘BAFTA, Backstage’ exhibition at London HQ


London, 12 January 2015: The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has today announced that BAFTA 195 Piccadilly, its headquarters in London and home of its membership worldwide, will open its doors to the public to showcase ‘BAFTA, Backstage’, the latest photographic exhibition from the BAFTA archive.
Supported by Deutsche Bank Asset & Wealth Management, ‘BAFTA, Backstage’ opens to BAFTA members and their guests from Monday 19 January and then to the public on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 January 2015.
Showcasing over 80 images, the exhibition features the work of eight photographers who have covered BAFTA’s Film Awards in the past, with reportage and portrait photography of leading film talent.
The selection of photography includes Annette Bening, Banksy, Ben Affleck, Brad Pitt, Chris Hemsworth, Colin Firth, Daniel Day Lewis, Daniel Radcliffe, Danny Boyle, Dev Patel, Emma Watson, Felicity Jones, Frieda Pinto, Gary Oldman, Goldie Hawn, Helena Bonham Carter, Ian McKellen, Jennifer Garner, Jennifer Hudson, Jeremy Renner, Kate Winslet, Kenneth Branagh, Kevin Spacey, Martin Scorsese, Meryl Streep, Mickey Rourke, Noel Clarke, Sharon Stone, Samuel L Jackson, Tom Hardy, Leonardo Di Caprio and this year’s EE Rising Star nominee, Gugu Mbatha-Raw.
The eight featured photographers are Brits Ian Derry, Sarah Dunn, Phil Fisk, Charlie Gray, Rich Hardcastle, Ellis Parrinder and Greg Williams, and Canadian Jessie Craig. The exhibition will also include the awards photography of Michael Barrett, Doug McKenzie, Richard Kendal, Jonathan Birch, David Dettman, Stephen Butler and Marc Hoberman.
Amanda Berry OBE, Chief Executive of BAFTA, said: “Our latest exhibition, ’BAFTA, Backstage’, is a stunning collection of photography from the BAFTA archive. It features film’s biggest names captured by some of the very best photographers working in the UK today, so I encourage everyone to come along and enjoy a small selection from our archive as we open our doors to the public on 24 and 25 January, ahead of the EE British Academy Film Awards on 8 February.”
Supporting art and artists has been a focus of Deutsche Bank’s cultural activities for more than 30 years. Its cultural program – which spans music, theatre and the visual arts – is driven by a belief that everyone should have the opportunity to experience culture regardless of race, social background and education.
Tickets to the exhibition are free of charge and can be booked through http://bafta-backstage.eventbrite.co.uk. The exhibition opens from 10.00 to 19.00 on both Saturday 24 January and Sunday 25 January with last admissions at 18.00. Tickets for the exhibition will be available, with admission at 30 minute intervals. At 14.30 on both 24 and 25 January, a Q&A will take place with the featured photographers.
The EE British Academy Film Awards take place on 8 February at The Royal Opera House in London’s Covent Garden. Stephen Fry will return to host the ceremony for the 10th time.
The nominations for the EE British Academy Film Awards were announced on Friday 9 January at BAFTA 195 Piccadilly. More information is available at www.bafta.org/film.
The ceremony will be hosted by Stephen Fry and will be broadcast exclusively on BBC One and BBC One HD, preceded by a red carpet show on BBC. The ceremony is also broadcast in all major territories around the world.  On the night, www.bafta.org will feature red carpet highlights, photography and winners interviews, as well as dedicated coverage on its social networks including Facebook (/BAFTA), Twitter (@BAFTA / #EEBAFTAs), Instagram and  Tumblr.

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Martina Lindqvist

Martina Lindqvist. Untitled 01 (Neighbours), Colour Photograph, 2013

Martina Lindqvist. Untitled 03 (A Thousand Little Suns)

Its been a while since I was last down at the lab checking prints. A tiresome event at the best of times (maybe a little dramatic..). But today I caught a glimpse of Martina Lindqvist's work which made my trip well worthwhile.
Martina has some really beautiful work, simple and striking and right up my street, in  particularly the neighbours series.
I wish her well... 


Theres always time for coffee....and a photograph..