36 images Created 7 Sep 2016
2016. I made this collection of smaller prints in my newly built darkroom in East Sussex Although I used to choose my work at the time it would be influenced by magazine requirements and often the interesting images would be overlooked. . I went through all my files of contact sheets from this period to do a new edit...I wanted to explore some themes from these pictures from early on in my career in more depth and print them with rich blacks. I really like the rough key line edges of these prints. A couple of pictures repeated in this collection work when the adjoining frames are seen too. I couldn’t do these pictures now- I’d feel too old.- But at the time I was only a few years older than the teenagers.. . I printed them in a box because the pictures work best if seen together.The Box contains 33 10 X 8 archival silver gelatin prints on fibre paper. Some of these prints are shown more than once from different angles. The edition size is 10. Each print is signed and stamped. I'll be showing an edited selection from the box for the first time from Nov 5 2019 at Bermondsey Project Space in London until 17 Nov. Private view on 13 November. Thanks to James Hyman this box is held in his collection of British Photography, the Yale Museum of British Art and also the Bodleian Library in Oxford.