Thursday, June 01, 2006
CCTV project. "Without permission". I have had a lot of emails asking me to explain this project in more detail. Here goes. The average Londoner is caught on CCTV cameras on average 100 times a day! This made me wonder if people realise that this is happening? so l decided to set up a camera on a tripod and see how close l could get to people(only taking images of people who loked at me) before they started to ask questions or get annoyed! I kept a journal ( one page is displayed on this page) on the days l went out and l went out 2 or 3 times a week on average and spent 3 or more hours in the same place. I didi this to give people a chance to actually approach me. It is an interesting project. Some people asked me straight away what l was doing and didn't seem upset at all infact were quite interested in it. Some people just moved and others just smiled at me. Others thought l was an undercover cop!, others may be l was aterrorist, a spy or may be someone from the council keeping tabs on everyone!!!!It seems that people do not like CCTV cameras but once they can see the person behind the camera...it's better! If you have any other questions please ask...that is if anyone is reading this!
Friday, May 12, 2006
Thursday, May 11, 2006
"The Sultan's Elephant", a rocket, a 40ft "little" girl and even bigger and heavier elephant invaded London last weekend! Street theatre had arrived curtise of the French theatre company Royal de Luxe.Apparently it was VERY loosely based on the work of Jules Verne. An amazing site! Enjoy thee images!
Monday, April 24, 2006
Images from "The Fireman" Series.
I was spending a few days in Paris and on my first day came up from the Metro straight in to this demonstration. Very loud with whistles and horns being blown, shouting and singing and flares being let off in the crowd! The air was thick with smoke from the flares as well as the many fires that had been lit.
At one end of the barricades were the Riot police and at the other end...the cleaning up crews! very organised!!I was a little nervous as the French have a law that means you are meant to ask permission before you take anyone's photograph!!!! Oh well...if you don't take chance, you may never get those fantastic images we all hope for. I managed to stay around for 3 hours or so ...then...l saw a rather large French policeman working his way through the crowd towards me...shouting..in French! So l decided it was a good time move...rapidly! Enjoyed the day though.
Tuesday, April 04, 2006
"The Theatrical Shoe Project"...Lost and Found.( I am going to post this article every days or so!)
This is the shoe l found on Tuesday evening (22nd March 2006) near to Putney East Tube Station,London. I have decided to turn it into a "Project". It is such a dramatic and theatrical shoe l have decided to look for the owner! I am going to turn this image into a poster and paste them all over London..a modern day "Cinderella".
When l found the shoe, it had just stopped raining for the first time in many hours and the shoe was soaking wet. Why was it abandoned, where is it's pair, how did the owner walk home in one shoe..that high? so many questions! Do you know who this shoe belongs to? It is a size 6 (English sizing).
If you see the poster OR you know the owner OR you just want to find out information on this project..send me a comment!
Saturday, March 18, 2006
"Feet".Some more images from my "Feet" project. Yes...l know l notice and record the stangest things. This is often said about me. BUT that is what makes life interesting! Open your eyes to whats all around you and see what happens. These images come from Barcelona, Paris, Rome and all over the U.K.
Friday, March 17, 2006
"Feet" These are a few of the feet/shoes from my project "Feet". Have you noticed that shoes differ greatly from country to country? Last summer l was in Barcelona and l couldn't get over how bright,unusual and different foot wear was there compared to Britain. Then later in Paris (name dropper!) l noticed again how different their footwear was to either Barcelona or London. Next time you are out on the streets(!) look!!!It is interesting...Honest!