April 2017: My latest bookwork is entitled Dawn in Cheyenne – waiting for the diner to open. It has a selection of images of cups of tea and coffee – part of a project I started on my printmaking course looking at very simple everyday objects.
The prints are printed on Lotkha Nepalese handmade paper, the book incorporates text of my memories of moments in tea houses, cafes and diners on my travels from the US through Europe to India over a period of 15 years.
Four case bound books made with my own hand printed paper:
My bookworks made before 2016: Using hand printed paper covers:
Bookbinding done at home after the Morley College workshop in 2013:
Artists books: I have created a number of bookworks connected with my local area of Holloway, Caledonian Road, Archway.
Fourteen Cafes in Holloway is based on and inspired by the bookworks of the American artist Ed Ruscha and was exhibited in Germany, Poland and the UK as part of a homage to Ruscha touring exhibition.
Another bookwork is based on Ruscha’s Fourteen Swimming Pools and a Broken Glass and my book is entitled Seven Doorways and a Broken Bottle – the area I shot the doors is pretty rough. It is a concertina book printed on Hahnemulle paper on my Epson printer.
Some Local Colour is a bookwork in progress printed via blurb.com
This is a project whose purpose is to find as many colours as possible in my local area between Caledonian Road, Holloway Road and Seven Sisters Road. Follow the link to view the book
It project started out of a comment made by the photographer Alex Soth, who said that if you want to photograph colour you should go to where the colour is – so before I saved up to fly to the Caribbean I decided to see just how many colours, shades of colours: hot, cool, vibrant, that I could find in my local neighbourhood – a tongue in cheek response to a somewhat cynical comment.
Our Day Out is a bookwork celebrating a day out along the Thames Estuary at Leigh on Sea and Chalkwell. In the autumn the skies are amazing: smoky darks and golden tones. Follow the book link to preview this book: