Horatia and Leamington

Following the tragedy at Grenfell every tower block in the country was inspected to avoid the same from happening. Upon further inspection the tower blocks of Horatia and Leamington were found to be structurally unsound and were this evacuated. This has resulted in two twenty story flat blocks that should be bursting with light andContinue reading “Horatia and Leamington”

How do you photograph a funeral?

In British culture we seem very averse to showing emotion or embracing and remembering that part of our life – death. On this topic, one of my university lecturers spoke of a time she was asked to photograph a Sikh funeral. Despite her reluctance and the families persistence she eventually did. The purpose was notContinue reading “How do you photograph a funeral?”

The last photograph

The photograph below was taken of my wife’s nan, Joan Stevens, a week before she passed away.  The image was taken in the hospice where she passed only a week later.  The image continues my photographic exploration.  Today we put her to rest. The image was taken using a Zero Image 2000 pinhole camera, IlfordContinue reading “The last photograph”

24 Redbridge Grove

Art Photobook number four is a bit more personal again and revolves around the miniseries ‘24 Redbridge Grove’. This series of images is part of an ongoing, but not yet published, photo essay, ‘Life Death and Photography’. The overall goal is to study the human temporality and the role photography has to play in ourContinue reading “24 Redbridge Grove”

10 Paignton Avenue

Art Photobook number three is a bit more personal and revolves around the miniseries ‘10 Paignton Avenue’. This series of images is part of an ongoing, but not yet published, photo essay, ‘Life Death and Photography’. The overall goal is to study the human temporality and the role photography has to play in our memoriesContinue reading “10 Paignton Avenue”

10 Paignton Avenue

As part of an on going exploration of the relation between Life, Death and Photography, Andrew photographed the partially cleared home of his late grandparents. The exploration, in this case, sought to document areas that trigger personal memories. From the living room where the whole family would cram in to for Christmas present opening toContinue reading “10 Paignton Avenue”

The Revolving Door and a Namesake

During my thoughts and explorations on the subject of Life and Death I have often thought of hospitals and the role they of course play.  Every day people breath their last breath while someone else somewhere is breathing their first. Over four years ago on the death of my grandmother I couldn’t help but visualiseContinue reading “The Revolving Door and a Namesake”

Life and News

A couple of years ago I began a thought process surround the relationship between Life, Death and Photography and began gathering various images to supplement my thoughts and feelings surrounding it. Photography has a responsibility to show, wherever possible, the truth.  To throw off the rose tinted glasses and to show the world in allContinue reading “Life and News”

Old Brewery House

Along the themes of memory and preservation of history, this set of images are of the Air Training Corps squadron local to me in Portsmouth. 1189 Squadron was a very large part of my life for over 5 years where I was an Air Cadet.  I hold my time there responsible for many of theContinue reading “Old Brewery House”