Image of the week…Ferris wheels and radio shows…

00:05 23/01/2015

A few years ago my little sister moved to Berlin. Whilst I visited her we naturally decided to break into a famous abandoned theme park that was neglected, draped in vines and promised adventure. This tale ended sadly and after climbing the 8-foot high fence she suddenly gained a new fear of heights, and fences. […]

Image of the week… I found my father

00:06 16/01/2015

So this weeks post is a neg I found from about 8 years ago. Hoovering your archive can be cleansing and insightful. This image is from our family trip to South Africa. We were visiting my Auntie Iris in a home in Cape town and the whole trip was an emotional one. I was asked […]

image of the week…a visit from a sidekick

23:58 08/01/2015

I held back from posting a recent Romanian image, I need to be patient and shoot more.  A lovely visit from Terry, (my nudist reporter sidekick) this week has inspired this post. We sipped wine and caught up on adventures. I confessed that this assignment was at times slightly frustrating, as I had already experienced what […]

Image of the week…wet and cold

21:18 01/01/2015

This weeks post may well be an incoherent scramble of words from my hungover brain as I harnessed my youthful spirit and went all out on NYE. Wet plate collodion is a process I have been patiently exploring. It’s a tricky one to master and with it comes the beauty of unpredictability. Working with a large […]

Image of the week… tradition

23:53 25/12/2014

Christmas tradition in Romania demands no turkey for the table. Instead pigs are slaughtered. Veggies beware if you decide to holiday in December to Maramures. Early mornings are filled with the cry of pigs and families gather at dawn to sacrifice the animal together.  It was interesting (but also challenging) to watch but I was fortunate […]

Image of the week..chilly birds

00:32 19/12/2014

A quick post as it is waaaaay past my bedtime.   Romania as I explained in my last post was a challenge and I’ve decided that my short trips are proving too fleeting and unproductive. Loaded with ample assistance they are a good way to recce and plan future adventures but I think I need to prepare […]

Image of the week…sno owwwww

19:13 11/12/2014

Moan proceeding: I booked a last minute flight to Romania and after 2 days contracted a vile tummy bug. Awesome. I’m so shit to be around – ratty, impatient and vexed. Moan over However the trip has been brilliant fun despite this. My translator Cornelia had little idea of what the week would entail and […]

image of the week.. kate

01:29 05/12/2014

This shoot was a genuine pleasure. It comes at a time when I am yearning to learn and explore new techniques. The editor of the Sunday Times thought of the idea of projecting the strong words of Tempest into the frame. After a few test shoots and much dabbling with projectors we eliminated the obstacles […]

image of the

00:59 28/11/2014

Revising old techniques, learning new skills and experimenting is a must. As part of this project I am exploring the idea of producing wet plate collodion on site. Since first trying it 2 years ago I have become hooked. The craft and nostalgic smell of developer create a lustful desire to test my patience with […]

image of the week….ahhhhhhh

00:27 21/11/2014

Generalising on a nation would be madness wouldn’t it? However I wonder how many people would welcome strangers to gate-crash their family picnic in the woods on a calm Sunday afternoon? Then insist they join, share their home made food and drinks and relax in the company of their relatives? Welcome to Romania. Perhaps I […]