Archives for posts with tag: London
Sparrowfall (II), 2015

Sparrowfall (II), 2015
C Type Print
297 x 420 mm

October’s Print of the Month is now available to buy here.

Sparrowfall (II) was one of the first steps in me making a transition from street photography to painting. It’s constructed from elements of street shots taken in early 2015. There are two versions of the image – this is my current favourite. Sparrowfall (II) will be available until the end of October 2018.

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Untitled (Project Two), 2017 by Barry Comer and Richard Guest

Untitled (Project Two), 2017 by Barry Comer and Richard Guest

This image has been cooking for a good long while; Barry and I initiated our second project in September 2015…and finally, here’s the result.

Our previous project started with an exchange of self-portraits, and through a game of exquisite corpse in which each of us added and subtracted elements, resulted in two distinct images. For project two, we decided to follow the same procedure, but make the end result one image. And kicked things off with a still life…

Here are some of the intermediate stages:

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This is a project by Barry Comer and Richard Guest.

Barry and I have never met in the physical world. He is based in Louisville, Kentucky and I live on the edge of London. I have long admired his drawings. So I jumped at the chance when Barry suggested we work together.

 

Street Portrait (for and of Becky), 2017– Street Portrait (for and of Becky), 2017 –

Becky was on Shelton Street when I spotted her. I loved her style. Thanks for letting me take your portrait, Becky. Hope you like your picture!

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Street Portrait (for and of Victor), 2017– Street Portrait (for and of Victor), 2017 –

Victor was on Seven Dials. He was great about me taking a few shots. Thanks very much, Victor! Hope you like your picture.

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Since May 2012, I have been approaching strangers in the street and asking if I can take their photograph. Thankfully everybody here said yes.

Thanks to Alice, Alice and Caner, Ajay, Anais, Becky, Blackie, Christian, Clara, Dominic Andrew Davids, Fifi, Flower, Fuki, Han, Hayley, Imogen Smith, Inge, Jenkin, Joe, Kris, Leon Hart, Marcus, Nolan, Patti Smith, Paul Barrett, Paul Smith, Rebecca, Romano, Sara, Stephen Dunn, Stefano, Tim, Tomo and Luna, Tony, Tony, Victor, and Will McLean, and to everyone who has stopped for a portrait.

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If you are interested in learning a bit of background to any of the shots above, a quick search of TFIPM by the person’s name should bring up the original post. This post is dedicated to George Skeggs, my first street portraitee – without him there would have been no beginning…

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Ashley Lily Scarlett and I have a blog together. It’s a conversation in pictures and it’s called Between Scarlett and Guest.

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David Cook and I are reviewing each other’s record collections one disc at a time on a new blog called Zzzounds! David has just reviewed The Seer by Swans. Check it out!

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Then and Now, 2016– Then and Now, 2016 –

On 20th December 2014, Ashley Lily Scarlett and I started a conversation in pictures called Between Scarlett and Guest. Ashley is based in Sydney, Australia and I’m in Beckenham, UK – we have never met. But we trade pictures on an a sometimes daily basis.

Below is my side of the conversation from 11th September 2016 to 3rd February 2017. It incorporates archive images and those taken specifically in response to one of Ashley’s shots.

You can start “reading” Between Scarlett and Guest from any point (and read backwards or forwards) and it should still make some kind of sense.

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David Cook and I are reviewing each other’s record collections one disc at a time on a new blog called Zzzounds! David has just reviewed The Seer by Swans. Check it out!

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Alice and Caner, 2016– Alice and Caner, 2016 –

Alice and Caner were in a large group of people on Great Queen Street, and fully engrossed in a conversation. Sensing a brief lull, I lunged in and asked them for a few shots. They were lovely about it. This is the first shot I took and is my favourite. Thanks very much, Alice and Caner! Hope you like your picture.

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It’s been over two years since I last posted a double portrait – I have no idea why – must take some more…anyway, the one before this was this one: https://thefutureispapiermache.wordpress.com/2014/03/20/double-street-portrait-19/.

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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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Dayz Lost, 2016– Dayz Lost, 2016 –

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Prints of selected digital constructs like the one above are now available to buy from Saatchi Art.

And I have just made my combination pictures available to buy as prints from Metro Imaging. The shop is here.

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(Are You) Lonesome 2nite, 2016– (Are You) Lonesome 2nite, 2016 –

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Prints of selected digital constructs like the one above are now available to buy from Saatchi Art.

And I have just made my combination pictures available to buy as prints from Metro Imaging. The shop is here.

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Steppin' Out, 2016– Steppin’ Out, 2016 –

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....F....f...., 2016

– ….F….f….(sketch), 2016 –
Street photography, acrylic paint, digital manipulation

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....F....f....(sketch) (I), 2016– ….F….f….(sketch) (I), 2016 –

....F....f....(sketch) (II), 2016– ….F….f….(sketch) (II), 2016 –

....F....f....(sketch) (III), 2016– ….F….f….(sketch) (III), 2016 –

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Untitled 04, 2016