You know that old saying that kids prefer to enjoy the box the Christmas present arrived in more so than the actual Christmas present? This is that x1000. The project is by French artist Olivier Grosset?te and aimed to create monumental structures based on medieval forts or historic structures which were in the region at one time. It’s all done using recyclable cardboard and packing tape. I love that it follows the ideology of reduce, reuse and recycle because the project reused cardboard and when it was done recycled it all. It inspires and educates both about how we can have fun with simple things and also discusses the architectural history of the region. I loved this.
The locations were;
- Williamson Square, Liverpool city centre
- Ashton Park, West Kirby (sadly the rain got to the cardboard and it collapsed)
- Knowsley Safari Park
- Norton Priory, Halton
- Victoria Square, St Helens,
- Bootle Leisure Centre, by The Strand Read More
Earlier this year I was asked to produce a series of cast portraits and behind the scenes stills of Lily Cole working on her new film ‘Lily Cole: Balls’. The film marks the 200th anniversary of Emily Brontë’s birth.
We only had an hour on set but it was fascinating to watch a film being made.
The cast is comprised of four actors: Tia Bannon, Sarah Gadon, John Sessions, and Gillian Bevan. Balls has been co-written by Lily Cole and Stacey Gregg, and produced by Kate Wilson at Fury Films. The film has been co-commissioned by the Foundling Museum, Brontë Parsonage Museum and Rapid Response Unit, with support from Arts Council England.
There are some days when my job requires me to stand at the banks of a river on a sunny day and watch a huge cruise ship sail off. Man that was a lovely evening on Tuesday. I was commissioned by Cruise Liverpool to capture the event.
As always Light Night, an event run by a small team of amazing women, is the highlight of the year. It’s like 24hrs of incredible events squished into 6 hours. I spent most of Saturday resting after my 10km walk around the city with all my camera gear. I wouldn’t change a thing. As one of the official photographers I get to see a wide range of events. I saw music in the Picton Reading Room. Dancing in the Town Hall. Fire dancers on the steps of St Georges Hall. After all that excitement I got to relax at the Anglican Cathedral with a mesmerising light show.
This was my evening. Well done to the team for putting on such a great show.Read More
Gareth Hughes is a podcaster based in Anglesey. I was commissioned by Swiss magazine Migros Magazine to go photograph him for an article they were doing on him. His podcast is basically him walking around Anglesey speaking English as part of a foreign language education network.
Over the period of a year I was commissioned to document the redevelopment of the South End galleries at the Lady Lever Art Gallery in Port Sunlight.
I had a fascinating look behind the scenes at the spaces before they were rebuilt as galleries. I was tasked with recreating some of the original photography to show the contrast between what was there before, now and how it looked upon completion.Read More