As part of an ongoing experiment and return to the world of data abstraction for me, this time with long time colleague and collaborator Adam O’Meara, we’re exploring identity, not through the individual but the dividual – creating average portraits via a range of criteria. If you would like to take part in creating an average portrait of Lincoln, we’re set up at Kodak, Guildhall street on the 24th, 25th, 29th, 31st of October and 1st of November. Pedestrian Encounters […]
This is not a study of spatio-temporality, nor is it questioning the nature of X or Y far reaching topic. This is a series of images that depict shop bought and homemade fishing lures, some well used in a style that could be described as having elements of ‘magical realism’. They have been photographed, because it suits them. I know very little about fishing, the last time I partook in tricking fish onto a hook, admiring them and then returning […]
I’ve recently resurrected my previous project Desense as a live web piece living at NewSwatch Online resource reducing the imagery and language of online international news coverage. This represents an unmissable opportunity to redecorate your home around the theme of unrest in Eastern Europe or co-ordinate your sofa with genocide.
This ‘accidentally’ interactive piece was shown at the 2013 Frequency Festival and supported by Threshold Studios. I’d like to take the opportunity here to thank Ian Dickinson, Sam Cox and my dad, Tim Downing for their invaluable aid with the electronics and programming side of this piece. I plan for Come Here I Need you to expand and evolve over the next few years and thank the Frequency Festival for giving me the opportunity to show the work and start […]
For Decorative Use Only was created as an illustration of a survey on 21st century rural village living in the Lincolnshire region. I wished to allow people to express their feelings on what it means to live in smaller communities and how that related to perceptions of the ‘idyll’. For every positive comment that praised community spirit, the quiet life and the beauty of the non-urban environment there was one damning nosy neighbours, close mindedness, lack of facilities or public […]
This multimedia body of work was created as a response to International broadcast news imagery, and the potentially diminished role it plays in an age of total image saturation. Sourced by culling every image from the BBC International website over a month long period in 2010, Desense takes its visual cues from the uncanny world of the paint swatch brochure. Desense comprised of an Installation, web based multimedia piece, printed output and ongoing screen based images. Desense was shown in […]
I recently became a father for the first time, a wonderful, if tiring experience (but nothing on motherhood) the image here illustrates three and a half days of nappies carefully pebble-dashed by a two week old baby boy. Curiously, by photographing the nappies in this origami-like way I have grown to look forward to every explosive bowel movement, a particularly loud artistic expression from my lovely lad could signal a diaper based Jackson Pollock. What delights await me after every […]