• SOUTH QUAY – MODELLING IN A DESERT

    I found an email in my Junk Box. It was from a Grace Ng and about a possible job. I wrote back, hoping she hadn’t given up or found another mature model. I wanted the assignment: a shoot fulfilling her wish to redress her beloved grandmother’s lack of a childhood. This was intriguing – I […]

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  • DIRECT APPEAL: An interview with Rose Knox-Peebles, Apollo Magazine

    September 2018 An interview with Susan Moore of Apollo Magazine. The article, apart from featuring contemporary and kinetic art, brings the value of ‘excluded’  artists to the attention of the art establishment, and the work of the charity Outside In in achieving this. Rose Knox-Peebles keeps her collection of outsider art in a house as […]

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  • Tank Fashion Video

    Joanna Pietrowska is a sensitive and artistic photographer, especially of people and in situations or places where they are either at quite at home, or slightly uneasy.  There are examples of both here – Balenciaga heels are not easy to wear…  Before I had only seen Joanna’s work in black and white (for Office magazine) […]

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  • Acting in a Cold Climate

    Here is an account of the spaces around a recent shoot; the non-filming side of it. The background was a dystopian world and, this cold, wet, February day, the surrounding blocks seemed soulless and randomly spaced, as if no one thought or cared about how people live. The views when it got dark were wonderful […]

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  • Muto: Say Nothing

    I had the pleasure of being cast in a music video for Muto’s ‘Say Nothing’. Muto is a Sydney producer whose debut EP is due for release in October. You can find his singles on Soundcloud and Spotify.

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  • BRAINCHILD

    BRAINCHILD It is crying again. Which one? Which one is making the noise? I am in charge here. I am The Nurse. The light is bright. I wear a gauze mask; I move slowly and heavily; the urgency of the labour I have been engaged on for so long is wearing me out. When it […]

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  • REBECCA FORSTER

    Witty, clever, above all thoughtful, Rebecca Forster makes connections – between shapes, ideas, images; connections over time and space; connections between now and then:  connections between us and history; between reality and myth; between where we live now and ancient maps that show the bones beneath the skin. Colours change;  rose pink, ink-blue, red, ochre, […]

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  • JAZZ ON A WINTER MORNING

      7.45 am on Sunday morning – grey, raindrops hovering, the steps down into the underground wet and grubby. Broadcasting House at 8.00am.  In the ground floor reception there are three bilious-coloured chairs.  They are shaped like eggs, scooped out and lying on their sides.  You sit down, you lean back, you lean back some […]

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  • ANA PACHECO AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY

    I first met Ana Pacheco in 1999.  I had been visiting Monika Kinley and noticed on her wall a painting of an orange rubber glove.  I was told it was by Ana and that it had been returned by the man who had bought it because his wife had disliked it.  I wondered that a […]

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  • BRALESS IN DIOR

    BRA-LESS IN DIOR We were shooting accessories,  so I didn’t bother about my underwear. The studio was big, empty and windowless.  A corner was curtained off by a few meters of thin brown stuff, half concealing a shelf, a chair, a mirror, a hair-stylist, a manicurist and a makeup artist. Half way down the room […]

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