Tuesday, 14 July 2009
My latest exhibition is in The Living Room and I'm inviting you all to drop by and join me for a cuppa...
Of course it's not MY Living Room. It's a fab little venue in York which does have sofas but does not have a shaun the sheep foot-rest or a tudor doll's house. I am told, however, that there will be something a little stronger than tea to drink.
All the details are above and also on my website. The exhibition runs until the 6th September, but if you want to come to the preview night on July 30th, please send me an email as it's guest list only.
See you there!
Wednesday, 1 July 2009
Yesterday five BRAND NEW photographs left Scarborough in the back of a rent-a-van. They were so new the camera didn't know they'd been taken yet.
I wept as the van turned the corner and headed off into the awaiting sea-fret. It was like sending your kids to school for the first time (not that I'd know as rats don't go to school) but I'm sure it felt the same much the same - tears of joy after six weeks of hard work resulting in having no life what-so-ever.
These images, part of the Her Dark Materials series are self portraits heavily influenced by fairytales and literature. They form part of the Picture Book Exhibition at Castle Howard and are displayed along side the wonderful costumes designed for me by the very talented students at Yorkshire Coast College.
This exhiition runs until September. Along side this I am soon to return to The Living Room in York. This opens to the public on Friday 31st July and around twenty images will be on dispay. If you would like to be on the guestlist for the preview night please email firstname.lastname@example.org
See you there!
Wednesday, 24 June 2009
There have been some pretty strange going ons lately at Photogirl HQ. One day a witch on a Harley turns up at the studio and the next - 22 matresses and a pea the size of a car (or was that three mattresses, a petis pois and some clever post production?) Well however it happened, it certainly did happen and the fruits of all this labour will be seen for the first time Monday onwards. There's a lot of new exhibitions coming up so please check back over the next few days for a full list of where you can see my new work.
Tuesday, 21 April 2009
I don't always blog the after-event but it just felt right to do so on this particular occasion. More as Thankyou to the people at Calendar who made my little TV appearance all the more fun.
To show my gratitude I thought I'd post a photograph I took of Calendar's presenters Gaynor and Duncan who, I have to say, were surprisingly chilled out before the show ;)
Here is a link to the tv clip itself.
Sunday, 12 April 2009
The Calendar interview has finally been reschedualed. Be sure to tune in on Thursday at six.
Now I'm going to eat some yummy Easter eggs. Well it IS Easter Sunday afterall :)
Tuesday, 7 April 2009
A couple of weeks back (Mother's Day to be precise) I had the opportunity of spending a couple of hours in the company of The Circus of Horrors before their Fantastic show in Bridlington. While My Mum got herself a cuppa and waited for the show in a well lit area (well it was Mother's Day after all and it was certainly more inspiring than the usual box of chocolates!) I headed out along some dark, dark corridors into some dark, dark dressing rooms to find Dr Haze; the host and carnival master, and the rest of the inmates at St.Remy's Asylum for the Criminally Insane. Luckily for me I managed to escape a few hours later with an appropriately gruesome batch of photographs.
Despite being my third visit, this modern day Freakshow still amazed and entertained me with it's mixture of Music and intrigue, humour and gore - and god bless, even my Mum liked it.
I'll be putting my favourite images up on my website so keep your eyes peeled...your tongues forked and your limbs in places they really shouldn't go...
Wednesday, 4 March 2009
If you have already plumped the cushions, dimmed the lights and made a brew then please take note...
Due to the announcements of the axed programming, job losses and closing down of the Leeds TV Centre, tonight's interview on Calendar has been postponed - but I have been told that they will reschedule me as soon as I return from the USA :)
Right I'm off to finish packing. Don't all the girls skate around Venice Beach with only a bikini on? Right I've packed the skates... and my bikini.. (I'm sure it will feel *exactly* the same even if it is worn under jeans and a nice warm jumper..)
Tuesday, 3 March 2009
My Blog is a bit like a bus... there is nothing for ages and then two come along at once! Well it's been an exciting week all in all. LA is finally booked and I am almost packed and ready. Now there is only one thing left to cram into my busy schedule and that's a live interview on Calendar news tomorrow night! Wish me luck and be sure to tune in at six o'clock ..
Monday, 2 March 2009
...They are both filmed in LA and that is where I will be going on Thursday! Yes folks I have been commissioned to work on a film set in Downtown LA where I will be taking the film stills for a film short (which is set to become a major blockbuster film trilogy!)
I don't know much yet as it's all top secret but what I do know is that the director and producer are already responsible for some FANTASTIC films and that there are some well known household names taking the lead roles!
And the best of it? When my work is done - I'll be taking a few days off to visit venice beach et all. Hmm now were is that red swimsuit...?