Tempest

My latest hand made book is titled Tempest and is based upon my eight seasons storm chasing in America. This is a body of work I have struggled with recently, mainly because many of the images are so “beautiful”, despite the fact that they illustrate some of the most violent forces on the planet. This contradiction is what I had in mind when selecting the pictures and words for this book, and it is a long way removed from a “best of” which would never have been made. In fact fifteen of the pictures have never been printed before, and many have are abstract in nature, so it all felt quite fresh. [...]

Hand Made Books

I am pleased to have finally got around to making my own hand made artists’ books. Making books is one way of coming to terms with a body of work, and through the process of selection and sequencing, you may find new connections and narratives. It is so easy to simply collect pictures in a file on your computer or in a folder of negatives, and never see them in use. The whole process of measuring, cutting, and gluing, is also a good way of losing yourself for a few hours, but it can be hard to not get sucked into the craft. [...]

Photobooks

As with any quality book, the very best photobooks are beautiful, tactile, and precious things, which seem to make their readers treat them with respect when they pick them up. To a photographer they can be inspiring and frustrating in equal doses; sources for ideas and for understanding, but they are often (expensive) objects of desire. [...]