Projects

Car lines

I created a line drawing of a Hillman Imp – my first car – for myself and was so pleased with the way it turned out (after many iterations, as ever practice makes perfect) I decided to do some more

The first drawing was black-on-white, almost on a whim I did an inverted version and uploaded it to Teepublic where it sold on a T-shirt within hours 🙂

So encouraged I made two versions of the original VW Golf GTI and Triumph Spitfire (both cars I once owned – the Golf also sold on a T-shirt within hours of uploading) followed by a Morris 8 (one of my dad’s favourites), a Ford Transit van (suggested by Chris, a vehicle we both enjoy driving) and a 1958 Plymouth Fury (made famous by the Stephen King novel “Christine”)

Available in my soitwouldseem shops on Teepublic and Redbubble where they can be applied to the various print-on-demand products on offer including T-shirts, prints, posters, clocks, mugs, phone cases etc

RWB (Red White Blue)

 

An example from my ongoing “altered images” project. Original image of light shining across a louvre door – which I took as an abstract having been struck by the interesting combination of lines, angles and shades – inverted (negative image) and colour filled to produce a striking and unusual image.  I chose red, white and blue as the national flag colours of the UK and USA, the main markets I’m aiming at via my Redbubble and Society6 shops, where this design sits really well with the various print-on-demand products they offer.

Monochrome

hare hill mill entrancedrielandenpunt netherlands forest winter

windmill kinderdijk netherlandsdoor handle shadow

typewriternostell priory entrance

I’ve been busy putting together some entries for upcoming competitions with themes “Black-and-white” and “Noir”. I enjoy the challenge of shooting in monochrome and here are some of my favourites from this project, also added to my Monochrome gallery.

Top Left – Hideaway – the forest at Drielandenpunt, Vaals (Netherlands)
Top Right – Lair – entrance to the derelict mill at Hare Hill, Littleborough (Lancashire)
Middle Left – Hook – shadow cast by a door handle at our house
Middle Right – The Stage Is Set – windmill at Kinderdijk (Netherlands)
Bottom Left – Strangers In The Light – staff in the entrance of Nostell Priory (Yorkshire)
Bottom Right – Weapon Of Choice – detail of an old typewriter at Bury Transport Museum

It’s A Life… Part III

On April 1, 2017, I participated in the “A Day In The Life of Manchester” project, a social experiment aimed at documenting the modern day city.

The voting is now complete, and the winner is…

“We are now working with artist Nathan Wyburn to create a lasting testament to our A Day In The Life campaign. He is going to create a mosaic using the images we captured on April 1 and that mosaic will pay tribute to Mancunian icon, Emmeline Pankhurst, who received the most votes in our poll. Nathan will get to work and the finished piece will go on public display. Watch this space for more details about when and where!”

I am watching that space… 🙂

It’s A Life!

On April 1, 2017, I participated in the “A Day In The Life of Manchester” project, a social experiment aimed at documenting the modern day city.

More than 30 amateur photographers, led by award-winning photographer Mark Waugh, took to the streets for 24 hours, between midnight and midnight to document the city’s vibrancy, diverse community and the places that make it so unique. 1,500 pictures were crowdsourced, spanning 24 hours in Manchester.”

It was quite a challenge for me as I don’t do much street photography, but I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and also learned a lot from Mark in a short space of time. His pictures from the day are well worth a look – the gallery of images taken (including the 6 of mine that were selected) can be seen here.

The next step is to print all the images and use them to create a piece of art as a living testimony to this day in the city’s history. The organisers are working with artist Nathan Wyburn to create a lasting testament to the A Day In The Life campaign. He is going to create a mosaic using all the images captured on April 1 and that mosaic will pay tribute to a Mancunian who receives the most votes.

That was May 2017. Shortly afterwards, all trace of the project disappeared.

Today it has reappeared, with a new vote being held. The revised list of nominees excludes living people, leading me to suspect there may have been some sort of legal issue with the previous list? Anyhow, “We’ll announce the winner on 19th February. After that Nathan will get to work and the finished piece will go on public display. Watch this space for more details about when and where!

I will indeed be watching that space… 🙂