Making Jack Frost in Prince’s Quay

Steve Elliott and Amanda Lowe have been commissioned to make a giant Jack Frost for Princes Quay Hull – I popped into the workshop on the ground floor of Princes Quay to see their work in progress. You can see the finished giant Jack Frost in the Christmas Parade happening in Hull City Center this sunday the 16th November 2014.

I shot this on a Canon 5d Mark 3 with a variety of Canon l series lenses and a beautiful very old russian helios lens from my first proper camera a Zenith E!

The Fight For Freedom

The Fight For Freedom is a video art piece made from a series of co-authored animated films created by children from Maybury, Stockwell, Thorpe Park and Biggin Hill Primary Schools in Hull led by  award winning artist and filmmaker Quentin Budworth.

The animated video is based on the theme of the ‘Fight For Freedom’ within the narratives and history of the transatlantic slave trade. The  films explore  these issues using light and shadow, narrative and music.

Over eighty year five children actively contributed to the creation of this work.

The work was exhibited at The Wise Institute on the Old High Street in Hull on the 4th and 5th of September 2014 as part of The Freedom Light Trail.

‘The Fight For Freedom’ is part of The Freedom Festival and Roots & Wings Joint Commissions ‘The Long Walk to Freedom’ Site Specific Commissions Programme 2014

Hull City Of Culture 2017

Hats off to Hull and congratulations to all the people who fought so hard to win the bid for city of culture – Its a fantastic achievement and great news for the city.

A few years ago I was commissioned by the larkin 25 Festival to produce a monograph based on Larkin’s poem ‘Here’ which is about Hull and the East Riding in it I sought to create images that matched, mirrored and commented on Larkin’s poem. You can see the exhibition online  here