I took a few pictures down at Upfest on Sunday (Europe’s biggest street art festival). It’s generally quieter than the Saturday, which I prefer because it means more opportunities for less crowded shots. I always pay a visit to this event every year, as the artwork always helps create lively and interesting photos. That goes […]Read More Paint the Town Red/Orange/Pink
I recently came across an interview with Ken Schles about his photographic projects, Invisible Cities and Night Walk, in which he gives a visceral and eye-opening account of reality in downtown New York in the late 70’s and 80’s. Well worth a read for photographers, urbanists and city-inspired artists.Read More ‘A forbidding and wild place’: New York in the late 70’s
I was used to seeing abandoned buildings around London; every borough seemed to have them. But most were tantalisingly out of reach, separated from the street by security fencing adorned with threats of CCTV and round-the-clock security. So I was both thrilled and taken aback when I saw no such barrier to the blocks of […]Read More You’re Not from South London, Are You?
I feel like a proper adventurer as I emerge from the scrub following my conquest of the tunnel. The sun breaks out again and I hot-wheel it down the pavement, the bridge flickering through the trees above. The end of the gorge is in sight now, rock giving way to Hotwells and the unsightly tangle […]Read More Somewhere Between a Rock and a Truly Wild Place – part four
Since I can remember, the garage has always been full of junk. My dad, who was its main inhabitant, was somewhat of a hoarder when it came to things that may or may not be useful and over time, content grew steadily. In his later years, however, my dad became less interested in the usefulness […]Read More The garage
In case you haven’t visited the link at the top of the page, I think its about time that I officially introduce an ongoing project of mine, called Urban Investigator. The project charts the adventures of Leonard Luther, a fictional character, who is stalking the streets of Bristol in order to seek out what could […]Read More Urban Investigator strikes again