Post 15

September 2015

I know what you're thinking - whatever happened to that pesky photographer who claimed to be working on a project between Norfolk and the Outer Hebrides?

Well I'm still here, struggling with the exigencies of project outcomes: a book and an exhibition - they take longer to organise than you can possibly imagine.

To support the exhibition I've made a successful application to the Arts Council to cover the costs of creating and touring the show around venues in East Anglia and the Western Isles. The tour begins at Norwich Cathedral in December this year and runs through until the end of 2017.

Please visit the tour website where you can read more details

A project book also called Affinity and Kindred contains over 90 photographs from the project plus an introduction by David Matless, Professor of Cultural Geography at the University of Nottingham, and a response to the photographs by the writer, Will Self.

The next project I hope to undertake involves a journey following the route of the drifters and fishing lasses between Barra and Lowestoft during  the turbulent days of the herring industry. 

It means that I will be re-visiting many of the locations I've already been to for Affinity and Kindred, and I look forward to returning to the islands and coastlands.

Smoked herrings at HS Fishing, Great Yarmouth