Warped Topographies – a Kozu Book

I am thrilled to announce that Kozu Books will be publishing my book Warped Topographies in July 2018.

Kozu Books are well known for their high quality small format Landscape Editions. This will be a bit different as befits the rich textures of this series.

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Book Details

Size: 215mm X 268mm Portrait
Soft Cover: Fedrigoni Uncoated 300gsm - Matt Laminated Cover
Text: 64pp Fedrigoni Uncoated 170gsm
PUR Bound

Please note: This is a bigger publication than our Landscape Edition series.

UK Shipping via Royal Mail
International orders are sent via Royal Mail

You can pre-order the book now from Kozu for £14, it ships in early July

If you spend over £30 with Kozu before midnight Sunday (29/04/2018) you get 10% off with the Promo Code: PHOTOBOOK

2 years of Warped Topographies

Today (March 26th) marks the second anniversary of my first Warped Topographies post on Instagram, a series that has become something of an obsession ever since. It was a project that I’d begun about a month before and I decided to use Instagram as a diary and post it all.

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But three years before that this Polaroid was the genesis of the project. I had been playing with a Polaroid camera and this image popped out. It was faulty, but I really liked it. Every so often it would reappear on my messy desk and I’d smile at it, thinking failures can be beautiful too. But it wasn’t until February 2016 that it all clicked.

If you would like a print, then visit my store. Three framed prints will be part on the #Connected 2018 exhibition in April, so if you’re in the Nottingham area come along to that!

Thank you to everyone who has liked, encouraged, shared and bought this series, you are all wonderful 😄

Print Sales now live

The Royal Photographic Society is featuring my Warped Topographies panel in the Distinctions section of their site. This section is used to inform potential applicants of what is possible in the category and it is a real honour to be featured.

It's prompted me finally to get print sales live on this site. You can buy any one of the prints in the panel and there is a special edition custom-made image too.

PRINTS FROM THE PANEL

The initial set of prints are the images that gained me my Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society. They are printed at 9" x 9" on Fotospeed Signature Natural Soft Textured Bright White 315, with a minimum 1" border for framing.
Each print in this category is presented in a Limited Edition of 10, signed and stamped by the artist.

They will be shipped as soon as possible after the order in a solid cardboard tube. Postage is included in the cost. (Note: as it is the holiday period and postage might be unreliable, prints won't be shipped until after Christmas)

Initial price for these prints are £50 + VAT. Currently shipping is to UK and Europe only. 

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A UNIQUE CUSTOM-MADE IMAGE

I am also offering a unique custom-made image.

I will shoot a Polaroid and apply the processes used to create a Warped Topography image. At some point it will be ready and I will scan it and produce a print.

It will be a limited edition of 1 print. I will only use a promotional image for marketing purposes but no further prints will be made.

This is a great opportunity to own something wildly unpredictable. Due to the nature of the process it could take 2-3 months to produce, depending on materials, weather and temperature!

As it is an extended process I will keep you informed every couple of weeks as to how it is progressing.

They are printed at 9" x 9" on Fotospeed Signature Natural Soft Textured Bright White 315, with a minimum 1" border for framing.
Each print in this category is presented in a Limited Edition of 10, signed and stamped by the artist.

They will be shipped as soon as possible after the order in a solid cardboard tube. Postage is included in the cost.

Initial price for these prints are £200 + VAT. Currently shipping is to UK and Europe only. 

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From the L to the A to the F

I am delighted and proud to announce that I have just been awarded the Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society with my panel of Warped Topographies Polaroids.

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This project has been my obsession for the last 20 months (as you might have spotted!)

As usual with a creative endeavour such this it doesn’t come without help, encouragement and inspiration from many sources.

So in typical Oscars fashion thanks must go to: Mark Gould for pointing out that this set of images could form the basis of a Fellowship Panel.

For general encouragement along the way, Sean McCormack, Rob Knight, Tim Parkin and Karl Mortimer.

For deeper encouragement during existential crises, Rob Hudson and Al Brydon.

Paul Mitchell who mentored me through the choppier waters of the Fellowship Process.

Instagram user Florintintin who provided some early technical advice!

Paul Kenny whose work provided huge amounts of inspiration and also showed that creative work needs time and patience (although I'm not sure any of my images took multiple months to produce!)

And of course, my wife Janette, and my children Charlotte and Harry, who have had to put up numerous Polaroids strewn around the house and lots of. "What do you think?…"

Happy Accidents on Pryme Editions

One of my newer Warped Topographies has been selected for Prime Editions' Happy Accidents September 2017 online exhibition.

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The joy and frustration of shooting instant film is that you can't always guarantee what you will get. The process of my Warped Topographies series has been to use that unpredictability and  push it as far as possible.

The Happy Accidents exhibition highlights 40 images which have become works of art in their own right.

 

 

Warped Topographies featured on Inside the Outside

I'm delighted to announce that my project Warped Topographies has been featured this week on Inside the Outside.

 

Inside the Outside is a collective run by Al Brydon, Rob Hudson, Stephen Segasby and Joseph Wright.

"Whether we simply enjoy being in the landscape or are involved in its representation the question we will all confront at some stage is ’How do we relate to the landscape?’. There is the inescapable awareness that we are of nature and yet apart from it. And although we can see and even imagine nature, it is beyond our abilities to fully comprehend it. Plus we all become aware that the land is not only changed by the hand of people, it can also change us.

Being in the landscape (and representing the landscape) is to simultaneously inhabit two worlds, the one before us and the one inside us. And when those two worlds collide and intermingle the result can often surprise.

When John Muir wrote “I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.” (John of the Mountains: The Unpublished Journals of John Muir.) he expressed a key element of that two way transformative potential.

Taking inspiration for their name from Muir’s words the Inside the Outside collective are a diverse group of photographers that share an awareness of that potential and for whom it has become an essential element of their work. It is a question they commonly explore, but in highly individual and personal representations of the land around them.

Dealing as it does with the reality of what is before us, and also with the often unspoken ability to express something of our inner selves, photography is the perfect medium to explore our relationship with the land. And it also the perfect medium to mediate between those two simultaneous worlds of being there experiencing and the revelations that occur when we open ourselves to the creative possibilities of that liminal space.

Our aim is to share ideas, derive greater insight and inspiration by working together, exhibit our work collectively and to run associated events, talks and workshops."