UK street and documentary photography
Candid (not staged) photos
My work has been collected by the Museum of London, and I am one of 46 international photographers profiled in 2010's Thames & Hudson book, Street Photography Now.
Artist's statement - mapping the psychogeographic landscape
We enjoy traditional nature documentaries, and birdwatchers will often spend hours waiting for a small nondescript brown bird to leave its nest, for example, but we rarely stop to examine and consider our own everyday behaviour in such detail.
Selected group shows
13 to 26 June 2016, RIBA Sussex presents: Space Invaders: An Exhibition Exploring How We Interact With Architecture, Brighton Library
May to June 2013: In-Public in Stockholm, Snickarbacken 7, Stockholm.
February to March 2013: In-Public group show, Thailand Creative & Design Center, Bangkok. Promoted by TCDC and the British Council.
October 2012: In-Public group show, International Photography Festival #2, Tel Aviv, Israel.
December 2010 to January 2011: Street Photography Now exhibition, CONTRIBUTED Studio for the Arts, Berlin.
October 2011: From Distant Streets, Galerie Hertz, Louisville, KY, USA.
February to September 2011: London Street Photography exhibition, Museum of London (125 000 visitors)
From the annual report: "The London Street Photography exhibition was a great success for the Museum this year, and we acquired 17 photographs to build on our collection of historic street photography. These acquisitions added the work of a new generation, particularly those associated with ‘In-Public’, a recognised collective of photographers with a dedicated approach to the genre. The acquisitions - including work by Stephen McLaren, Paul Russell and Polly Braden - represent the renaissance in the field, currently thriving in London."
March to April 2011: In-Public show, Format Photography Festival, Derby Museum and Art Gallery, UK.
April to September 2011: Landscape and Industry, Lighthouse Arts Centre, Poole, UK.
July 2011: London Street Photography Festival, Street Photography Now exhibition, London.
May to July 2010: In-Public group show, Photofusion, London.
July to September 2010: 24 London and seaside prints, Housmans radical bookshop, London.
September 2007: "Beside the Sea" (36 prints), Clotworthy Arts Centre, Antrim, Northern Ireland.
February to March 2007: "Beside the Sea" (35 prints), South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell, UK.
September to October 2006: "Beside the Sea" (35 prints), Gallery 435, Slough, UK.
Paul Russell: What was he thinking. Interview with Blake Andrews
Burn magazine. Magnum photographer David Alan Harvey's edit of my seaside series from 2009
Nein, nein, nein – ja! Kwerfeldein magazine - article and photos about my work [in German]
Up close with the candidates in Eastleigh. BBC News in Pictures article about a few days I spent at a by-election
Books (with others)
(2) As a member of In-Public, I am featured in the '10' book, published to celebrate the 10th year of the group. The book showcases 10 photos by each of the collective's 20 photographers and is reviewed here.
(3) London Street Photography 1860-2010 (Museum of London) Dewi Lewis Publishing, 2011.