Archives for posts with tag: Dog

Street Portrait (for and of Tomo and Luna), 2016– Street Portrait (for and of Tomo and Luna), 2016 –

The moment I set eyes on Tomo and Luna, I knew I wanted to photograph them; they looked fantastic together. And Tomo was great about me taking a few shots. This is the first and is my favourite. Thanks very much, Tomo and Luna! Hope you like your picture.

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Ashley Lily Scarlett and I are engaged in a conversation in pictures and it’s called Between Scarlett and Guest. Check it out.

A little while ago, David Cook and I had a conversation about Michael Craig-Martin. The first part can be read here.

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Street Portrait (for and of Justin), 2013

It wasn’t just Justin’s cap and relaxed stylishness was what drew my attention to him. Look at that dog! This was the first shot I took of Justin, and the light was just right – I’ve used this alley as a background several times – it’s one of those places. Thanks very much for stopping and letting me take your portrait, Justin! Hope you like it. I’m really sorry, I forgot to ask your dog’s name very lax of me – apologies!

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Street Portrait (for and of James), 2013

It was very cold when I took this shot of James, so I’m really grateful to him for hanging around for so long (I think I took six goes at it) and then for letting me take a portrait of his dog (another four shots and, shamefully, I forgot to ask the dog’s name). Thanks very much, James! I hope you like your picture.

Dog, 2013

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If you want to see all the street portraits to date in one place, go here:

Between 1988 and 1992, I made nineteen book works. The idea was to make sequential works you could experience in a similar way to listening to music, books that had rhythm, and repeated themes – books that you could dip into and out of without losing the sense of what the book was about. In the most part the content comprised  juxtaposed “found” images and text in increasingly complex arrangements. Round about book thirteen, I started introducing blank pages. Looking back I think this marked the beginning of the end for the project. The number of blank pages increased with each book until I found myself facing the possibility I would end up publishing a completely blank book. So I had a rethink.

Dogfood was book nineteen. It was hand-made from photocopies and cardboard, and published it in an edition of 25 in 1992.  The images were all originals and there was no text apart from the title and a copyright notice on the final page. The rhythm was deliberately stripped down: Dog, Food, Dog, Food, Dog etc.

Dogfood was my punk album.