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A Sudden Gust of Wind

  For years now i have always had a copy of Jeff Walls picture “A Sudden Gust of Wind” on my wall at home. This picture which I have included here is a homage to a Japanese painting by Hokusai. I wanted to continue that process of homage and relocate the idea once more but this time to the British seaside with a nod to Martin Parr. So apologies to Hastings for adding all the litter. The acrobats were Conor […]

Team Building

  The project is progressing well and I am in discussion with two acts, So and So Circus who comprise Kaveh and Lauren and a young couple with the brilliant names of Nathan and Isis. After meeting with Kaveh and Lauren with only a sketch in my mind that we would stage the picture in some kind of conference room, I was inspired by their collection of stills from shows they have worked on. In fact their input was brilliant, […]

Tightropes and Launderettes

    After several false starts we have booked the 17th October to try and do a shoot with Alana Jones, a tightrope artist. The idea was simple, or so I thought. I always wondered what the view was like looking down on the wire artists. I put the idea to Alana who was excited by the prospect mainly because it is a perspective you don’t see often but it comes with a lot of practical issues if you want […]

Circus II Begins

  This Blog is to provide an overview and news on a new project called Circus II. After completing a small project on Circus in 2010 I was approached by Leila Jones, Circus Director of theĀ  Roundhouse in London. She wanted a photographer to come up with a series of images to accompany CircusFest 2012 an international celebration of all things Circus held at The Roundhouse. After coming up with an idea and applying for an Arts Council grant we […]