A Tale of Two Photo Salons

It’s always nice when photographs are selected for exhibition and doubly so when two of your images are picked for separate shows. One is from an assignment I did last year for Wired Italia and the other is a new image from my series, At Home With The Furries. Portrait Salon 2015 This image of…

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Taking it back to the beginning #fursuitfriday

I’m sometimes asked how I started the furry project. Let me paint a picture: it’s 2008 and it’s a cold October day in Bloomsbury, I exit a cab under slate grey skies with a camera bag in one hand and a animal suit slung over my shoulder. Exit stage left into the foyer of a…

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Falmouth Photo Symposium 2015, me and the furries

As readers of this blog may have well…read in the past I gave a talk at the annual The Institute of Photography Symposium at Falmouth University to the students in January. As well as meeting the students, and being very impressed with the quality of their work. I went the whole hog and managed to…

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Falmouth Photography Symposium: 24-27th February

Next week I’ll be taking the train down to Falmouth University for their annual photography symposium. Gretchen Viehmann, is the course leader down there and we’ve been trying to hook up for a while in terms of me coming down and talking to the students. There are going to be some quality speakers, Roger Tooth…

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Why Poodles and Labradoodles make the best of friends

People say never work with animals, well I’m all out of excuses this time around. There’s a first time for everything I suppose, remarkably the first actual animal to make it into the At Home With The Furries project. The others are not really animals I’m afraid, they’re to give you the dry version: anthropomorphised animal…

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Moon meets Marie Claire-At Home With The Furries

‘Meet The Furries’ in a fashion magazine usually means an article about the joys of fake fur accessories, so it must have been a bit of a surprise for the readers of this month’s Marie Claire UK ( March 2015) to find an article about my project, At Home With The Furries. It’s always appreciated…

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A Furry Merry Christmas To One and All

Every year, 400 people gather for a very unusual occasion in central London, unusual in the sense that a large percentage of them will be trundling a rather large suitcase behind them. In said suitcase is an animal costume, but not just any animal costume, oh no. Not a mascot, not a onesie or a…

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Bhavvels Bunny-At Home With The Furries

I’ve got to know Bhav over the last few years of this project. I always find him sketching in a corner of a furry meet, usually surrounded by other artists. He’s a lovely chap and over the course of the last few years, he’s constructed his own suit. A furry called Aggie, (the disco gryffon…

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Marshall the dog and Branston the horse-At Home With The Furries

Marshall is a border collie who contacted me earlier this summer ( yes, I’m hanging onto the remains of the best summer we’ve had in years..!). He lives in Woking and promised me a cup of tea and a sandwich. Which as anyone knows is enough to get me on a train to just about…

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What do Welsh Dragons do at home?

Jamie Oliver was on TV last night with his new show; Save With Jamie. I have to be honest though, I don’t think he has anything on my friend, Saethwr. Especially when it comes to  kitchen skills. How useful would a dragon be as a culinary assistant? Creme Brulee for one. Baked Alaska, check! Any…

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