Printed on canson baryta photographique 310gsm paper using archival inks
Edition of 5
Dimensions: 84.1cm (H) x 84.1cm (W) x 0.2cm (D) / 33.1" (H) x 33.1" (W) x 0.08" (D)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
I made all the ¡Peligro! images in Cuba while photographing in the streets of Old Havana. The images remind me of Conflict Photography, their inherent aggressive appearance making them look like casualties or combatants in action. The title for the series comes from the tape that was often stuck up around them in the street, with the word ¡Peligro! repeated on it. This translates as Danger, which I thought was perfect for the title. The prints are on 84.1cm x 84.1cm paper and the image size is 76cm x 76cm. Edition of 5. Signed, numbered, titled and dated on Verso. There are 5 prints in the edition plus 1 Artist Proof.
Based in: London
I was born in Newcastle Upon Tyne in 1955. In the mid 70s, having not done at all well at school, I decided to to take time out and go hitch-hiking, I got as far as Afghanistan. Up until that point I had no real interest in taking photographs, but that journey opened my eyes to the possibilities. I returned home, worked for a year, borrowed an old Ilford camera from my Grandfather and went off again. This time I went overland through Europe, Turkey, Iran and Afghanistan, Pakistan and on to India and finally Nepal.
On my return from Nepal I went back to education in order to qualify for a place to study Fine Art in Sheffield and graduated in 1981. I worked professionally as a freelance photographer for BBC Television, whilst continuing my own photographic projects. Originally I was working with film and print in the darkroom but as the quality of digital improved, I now predominantly use it. Film and print are now reserved for those projects where it really is the best option.
I had the idea to work on a series of Flower Portraits well before the Lockdowns, but during the time when we were all cloistered indoors because of the Pandemic, they provided the perfect subject and I found a real sense of purpose in creating them.
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