In 1983 in hamilton, ontario i stole a photo book from a library which had a reproduction of an ikko narahara photograph of two dustbins suspended in mid-air from his new mexico series -WHERE TIME HAS VANISHED-
THIS- picture so inspired me i returned to england to study photography.five years ago i returned the library book to hamilton public library.
in october 2011 i exhibited at TOKYO PHOTO in association with simon baker and ines de bordas of tate modern and thanks to japanese institutions who loaned the prints of japanese photographers who influenced my work ikko narahara , eikoh hosoe,fukase masahisa, and daido moriyama the exhibition was titled- BEFORE AND AFTER NIGHT PORTER.
THIS exhibition featured ten works by japanese masters then over sixty hand printed archival fibre base prints from my three main black and white portfollios sandy hill estate ,weeds of wallasey and night porter and compared my work to theirs..
as part of my debt to japan and japanese photography several of my prints were sold to aid of victims of the tsunami and nuclear fallout at a charity auction.
thanks to all the people who work just for thanks...........