A rather more sinister-seeming thing from ‘Night 8’ back in the late summer of 2015, when, as others slept above me, I summoned apparitions out of the dark… What fun!
A second batch of rooftop shots taken during the UK’s two days of record-breaking heat, when the sun blasted down Albert Street and the heat in every room of our drafty old house was commensurate with that moment when you first step off a plane or train in some distant, foreign country and first experience the furnace of another climate. These images are not as benign as that, however, coming off as more Nigel Kneale than ‘Wish You Were Here.’
An otherwise unseen image from the summer of 2015, which saw me working for ten nights in the dusty salon of the old French house, in the pursuit of producing a sequence of fantastical events – and this one has a distinct Coraline-meets-Dr Seuss-vibe.
What with the recent record-breaking temperatures in the UK, I wanted to somehow capture the sensory experience of the wall-to-wall heat, without simply taking pictures of sunny scenes. These photographs were taken of the street where I live towards the end of two of those hottest days, with the sun pushing down against the tops of the narrow, terraced houses. I wanted to express that saturation of heat and the spread of it, so I put my camera into an organza bag as an ad-hoc filter by which to capture the glare and dial-up the light-bleeds and diffusion. The resulting images will go some way to remembering our unprecedented ‘heatwave’, with some of them feeling a touch ominous…
There’s an agreeable whiff of King Kong‘s Skull Island about this photograph taken in a wintery Central Park in December 2014.
You’re supposed to play petanque on a nice flat bit of sand or fine gravel – not on the lumps and bumps of a shingle beach. Nonetheless, we’ve enjoyed many games on Whitstable beach, lobbing those satisfyingly heavy silver balls through the air in the hope of landing them near enough to the jack to win.
Raiding another of those newly uncovered photographs from our 2014 trip to New York.
There’ll be no prizes for originality, but this photograph was taken from the Staten Island ferry on a nicely murky late December day back in 2014.
It’s been a very hot and sunny week in this small coastal town, with no sign of the north-easterly breeze that more usually cuts through the rising temperature. This image from some similar sunny day back in 2013 was taken by squinting into the sun, with the light managing to make the shingle look like piled coins from Smaug’s lair.
Although we went to New York at the very end of 2014 (and very beginning of 2015), and enjoyed a few days of whirling snow, we were also lucky to enjoy blue skies and winter sun. These photographs of the fountain pool at the Lincoln Center were taken on one such calm and pristine day.