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The Art Of Collage (2)

February 24, 2018
Brick Lane poster, 2002

This is not really a collage because it is a straight photograph of torn & randomly placed posters taken on Brick Lane in 2002. I think of it as an ‘accidental collage’. I’ve reworked this original image several times as a collage with other images.

Brick Lane Collage (detail). London c.1999

Collage made in 1999 using a combination of photographs taken in Brick Lane.

Brick Lane Collage, 2011

A collage of Brick Lane using images seperated by 20 years. 2011.

Brick Lane Collage, 2011

A variation on the theme above. 2011.

Collage, untitled, 2012

Collage made from an image of a torn poster (Brick Lane 2004) and a photograph taken of a family walking on Brick Lane in 1983. The fragment of the family was a darkroom ‘test strip’. I used to keep my test strips (always torn bits of photographic paper) as I thought they might be useful for collage in future years. 2016.

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Liverpool February 2018 (2)

February 23, 2018
Bold Street Entrance to Central Station. Liverpool, February 2018.

Bold Street Entrance to Central Station. Liverpool, February 2018.

Keeping Bold Street clean. Liverpool, February 2018.

Keeping Bold Street clean. Liverpool, February 2018.

Petition signing against NHS cuts on Bold Street. Liverpool, February 2018.

Petition signing against NHS cuts on Bold Street. Liverpool, February 2018.

Waiting for a bus near Picton Clock. Liverpool, February 2018.

Waiting for a bus near Picton Clock. Liverpool, February 2018.

Crossing Wavertree High Street. Liverpool, February 2018.

Crossing Wavertree High Street. Liverpool, February 2018.

Passing the Rose Vaults pub on Wavertree High Street. Liverpool, February 2018.

Passing the Rose Vaults pub on Wavertree High Street. Liverpool, February 2018.

Labour Party campaigner on Bold Street. Liverpool, February 2018.

Labour Party campaigner on Bold Street. Liverpool, February 2018.

Petition signing against NHS cuts on Bold Street. Liverpool, February 2018.

Petition signing against NHS cuts on Bold Street. Liverpool, February 2018.

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The Art Of Collage

February 22, 2018

I’ve always been interested in using my photographs for collage. Infinite possibilities are opened up when images are brought together. Making collage reminds me of the hands on experience of working in a darkroom but it also enables me to reignite and combine the memories I have of different moments in time. I see collage as a reconstruction of memory, and a moment in time that can often be used to comment on the contemporary world.

Photomontage 1998

The conductor Richard Hickox (conducting Bach’s Mass in B minor). With an anti-racist demonstrator. Detail of a collage made in 1998. Both images were taken in Spitalfields.

Photo collage with a lift in Denning Point, Commercial St, London 2010

Collage with a lift in Denning Point, Commercial St & an image of …. taken in the Golden Heart pub, London 2010.

Whitechapel Market, London 1982

Collage of a photograph of a man sleeping with his suitcase next to him. Whitechapel Market. East London, 1982.

Spitalfields with published photograph

Collage made using a published photograph taken on commercial Street in 1990.

East London

Collage using a postcard of Tony Blair (which was a collage) & a poster photographed in Brick Lane. 2016.

Photographs of Whitechapel & Liverpool

Collage using an image of brick work (Spitalfields) & 2 photographs taken on Smithdown Road, Liverpool in 1981.

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Liverpool January 2018 (10)

February 21, 2018
Allerton Road. Liverpool January 2018.

Allerton Road. Liverpool January 2018.

Walking towards Picton Clock. Wavertree High Street. Liverpool January 2018.

Walking towards Picton Clock. Wavertree High Street. Liverpool January 2018.

Wavertree High Street. Liverpool January 2018.

Wavertree High Street. Liverpool January 2018.

Wavertree Park. Liverpool January 2018.

Wavertree Park. Liverpool January 2018.

Cash machines off Smithdown Road. Liverpool January 2018.

Cash machines off Smithdown Road. Liverpool January 2018.

Cyclist on Lawrence Road. Liverpool January 2018.

Cyclist on Lawrence Road. Liverpool January 2018.

Picton Road. Liverpool January 2018.

Picton Road. Liverpool January 2018.

Having a smoke on Lawrence Road. Liverpool January 2018.

Having a smoke on Lawrence Road. Liverpool January 2018.

Wavertree Park. Liverpool January 2018.

Wavertree Park. Liverpool January 2018.

Wavertree High Street. Liverpool January 2018.

Wavertree High Street. Liverpool January 2018.

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1970s Liverpool (2)

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The East End September 2017

February 20, 2018
Whitechapel High Street. East London, September 2017.

Whitechapel High Street. East London, September 2017.

Whitechapel High Street (2). East London, September 2017.

Whitechapel High Street (2). East London, September 2017.

Woman wearing torn jeans on Osborne Street. East London, September 2017.

Woman wearing torn jeans on Osborne Street. East London, September 2017.

Spitalfields Market. East London, September 2017.

Spitalfields Market. East London, September 2017.

Tourists on Brick Lane. East London, September 2017.

Tourists on Brick Lane. East London, September 2017.

Tourists on Brick Lane. East London, September 2017.

Tourists on Brick Lane. East London, September 2017.

Hanbury Street. East London, September 2017.

Hanbury Street. East London, September 2017.

On the steps of the Duke Of Wellington pub in Toynbee Street. East London, September 2017.

On the steps of the Duke Of Wellington pub in Toynbee Street. East London, September 2017.

Tourists on a walk in Brune Street. East London, September 2017.

Tourists on a walk in Brune Street. East London, September 2017.

Spitalfields Market. East London, September 2017.

Spitalfields Market. East London, September 2017.

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Brick Lane 1984 – 2009

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The East End December 2017 (3)

February 19, 2018
Skateboarder on Whitechapel High Street. East London, December 2017.

Skateboarder on Whitechapel High Street. East London, December 2017.

Skateboarder on Whitechapel High Street (2). East London, December 2017.

Skateboarder on Whitechapel High Street (2). East London, December 2017.

Whitechapel High Street (3). East London, December 2017.

Skateboarder on Whitechapel High Street (3). East London, December 2017.

Bus stop with a man wearing a woolen cap. East London, December 2017.

Bus stop with a man wearing a woolen cap. East London, December 2017.

Vallance Road. East London, December 2017.

Vallance Road. East London, December 2017.

Old Montague Street. East London, December 2017.

Old Montague Street. East London, December 2017.

On the phone in Osborne Street. East London, December 2017.

On the phone in Osborne Street. East London, December 2017.

On the phone in Osborne Street (2). East London, December 2017.

On the phone in Osborne Street (2). East London, December 2017.

On the phone in Osborne Street (2). East London, December 2017.

On the phone in Osborne Street (3). East London, December 2017.

Lighting a cigarette in Osborne Street. East London, December 2017.

Lighting a cigarette in Osborne Street. East London, December 2017.

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The East End December 2017 (2)

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Liverpool January 2018 (9)

February 18, 2018
Young man with a cap on Smithdown Road. Liverpool January 2018.

Young man with a cap on Smithdown Road. Liverpool January 2018.

Man with his hands in his pockets. Wavertree High Street. Liverpool January 2018.

Man with his hands in his pockets. Wavertree High Street. Liverpool January 2018.

Man on a bike on Wavertree High Street. Liverpool January 2018.

Man on a bike on Wavertree High Street. Liverpool January 2018.

Allerton Road. Liverpool January 2018.

Allerton Road. Liverpool January 2018.

View from the parish church of St Peter in Woolton. Liverpool January 2018.

View from the parish church of St Peter in Woolton. Liverpool January 2018.

Discount booze & a cyclist on Lawrence Road. Liverpool January 2018.

Discount booze & a cyclist on Lawrence Road. Liverpool January 2018.

Man running on Wellington Road. Liverpool January 2018.

Man running on Wellington Road. Liverpool January 2018.

Bark of a tree in Wavertree Park. Liverpool January 2018.

Bark of a tree in Wavertree Park. Liverpool January 2018.

Cleaning a shop window on Wavertree High Street. Liverpool January 2018.

Cleaning a shop window on Wavertree High Street. Liverpool January 2018.

View of St Mary's Church from Sandown Lane. Liverpool January 2018.

View of St Mary’s Church from Sandown Lane. Liverpool January 2018.

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Liverpool 1970s

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