Taken in the early nineties I took photos of objects like this – so that the object is isolated in space. This is a child’s cap gun found in a junk shop.
Taken early one morning around 1981 at the Barbican Centre where I used to work in the library. Everything is new and crisp – even – arguably – the shadows.
Taken in London of a group of amateur Flamenco dancers a combination of spotlighting and very fast movement meant that my flashfree approach produced erratic results.
I think this was one of the bird cages at London Zoo, its apex is surmounted by a model of a bird of prey which obviously hadn’t fooled the seagull posed there when I took the photo.
Rear of a deserted cinema. I went to this cinema as a child. Later it became a bingo hall but by the time of the photo it had been closed prior to renovation as flats. Despite the fact that this shows the rear of the building it still has a kind of functional Art Deco beauty like a spaceship or ocean liner.
I’m not sure why I decided to take a self-portrait of the back of my head but I did and strangely both of these shots work. At the time I was annoyed, once the film was developed, to see that the dress label is showing in some of the pictures, otherwise I find these pictures have a pleasing lyricism.
Once upon a time in a land long ago and far far away it was a slightly unique thing to turn the camera on oneself.
There are several things going on at once in this picture; a group of buskers are performing in the foreground but beyond that and almost hidden by the onlookers a long human chain of hand-holding protesters are racing in a large circle.
South African jazz saxophonist, Dudu Pukwana checking equipment before a concert in London, around 1988 or 89.
Exiled Burmese dancer in his London home, 1980s.