Friday, 30 January 2015

"The Photograph As Contemporary Art" Presented in Rose Gallery's South Gallery Until 7th March

I am very, very pleased to announce that my series, "The Photography As Contemporary Art" is yet again seeing the glistering sunlight of California, as it is presented in Rose Gallery's South Gallery until the 7th March 2015! I am honoured to be exhibiting at Rose Gallery once more, and with the main space showing Ken Kitano's "Now, Here and Beyond" it is surely going to be a great time to see the works.

With so much going on in LA this week, it is a fantastic time to have the works exhibited, as the LA Book Fair opens, don't forget to see Morel Books and their publications as well as ALAC, with a fantastic array of exhibitors, it's certainly a good time to be in LA!

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Installation Shots From "Rein Que Pour Vos Yeux/For Your Eyes Only" At Rose Gallery.

What a wonderful way to finish a year and start another, than exhibiting at the wonderful Rose Gallery in Santa Monica, LA. It was an absolute pleasure to be part of the show, "Rein Que Pour Vos Yeux/For Your Eyes Only" which opened in December and closed earlier this month. Exhibiting works from the series, "The Photograph As Contemporary Art" here are some installation shots from the show.

Friday, 16 January 2015

Talks, Lectures & Workshops in 2015...

2015 commences and what a few weeks it has been already, planning and preparing for many events in the first few months of this year! I can't quite believe that we are two weeks into January, the time goes so fast! So what better way to start the talks off this year than one that really is in the digital age - a Skype Lecture to students in New York, at the Syracuse University. As my face was projected into the classroom, we had a lively discussion about the role of the Book in contemporary photography, with specific personal case studies. Hosted by the wonderful Doug Dubois, it was an excellent way to teach over the water and engage with American students. 

The last few months I have visited a fair few UK based Universities, talking about my practice, including Falmouth, Camberwell, Portsmouth and I am very pleased to say that this continues into this year as I talk at the University of Creative Arts in Rochester in March. I am also very excited to say that my workshops continue into this year, as I take part in two in March at the new Shift School of Photography in Dresden, Germany. 

I very pleased to announce that I shall we presenting at the Royal Photographic Society's Anunal weekend lecture series, run by the Contemporary Group of RPS entitled, "Concerning Photography" other speakers include Melanie Manchot, Paul Reas, Zelda Cheatle, Chris Coekin, Peter Mitchell and Liz Hingley. Held at the Sheffield Hallum University, it is going to be an excellent weekend event.

More news and information on all events can be found here: 

Saturday, 3 January 2015

Notable Books Of 2014 - "If We Were At The Oscars..."

Firstly, a very, very Happy New Year! 2014 has been and gone, and what a year it was for many. It was a nice surprise to end the year, seeing that my last publication, the collaboration with Self Publish Be Happy Editions, "SPBH Book Club Volume VI" was selected as 1 of the notable books of 2014 on Cuatro Cuerpos along with some very special artists and books including, Moriyama, Cartier-Bresson, Timothy Prus, Archive of Modern Conflict, Yukihito Kono, Yokota and many more. Here's what they said about our book.

"If we were at the Oscars, we would have to have a prize for best special effects. There would be many contenders, but the prize would certainly go to Melinda Gibson’s SPBH Book Club VI, published by SPBH Editions. Her studio burned down, but instead of trying to save her work she taped large format negatives to the wall and left them there to endure the fire and the water. Out of the ruins Gibson made a book that she smokes and seals in a plastic bag. When read, the scent of burnt wood envelops the reader turning the act of reading into a synesthetic experience."

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