Monday, 29 December 2014

Transitory State

'If place can be defined as relational, historical and concerned with identity, then a space which can not be defined as relational, or historical, or concerned with identity will be a non-place.'
Marc Augué

Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru India 2014

Monday, 22 December 2014

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Escape Through A Crack In Time

The Sixth Hour: Groundhog Day 
The Bed and Breakfast Location in Woodstock Illinois 

The writer of Groundhog Day Harold Ramis originally estimated that the character Phil Connors was stuck in the time loop of the film for 10 years - a modern purgatory.

Thursday, 27 November 2014

The Cold War

'No one can explain exactly what happens within us when the doors behind which our childhood terrors lurk are flung open.'
W.G. Sebald, Vertigo

Thursday, 20 November 2014

A Receding Image

On the way home from the studio at night I walked past a shifting wall of light, and was immediately attracted by the blur of an interior view, an image.
Window photograph of INT Works.

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Bonfire Night

Bonfire Night was always tinged with an element of lawlessness. Huge bonfires constructed in back gardens with the evening long barrage of fireworks exploding across the skyline. Strange in hindsight to imagine how we sewed together clothes into an effigy of Guy Fawkes to set upon the top of the bonfire - something that even as a child seemed dark and foreboding in it's symbolism.
The very names of fireworks seemed portent to bygone times; Bangers, Roman candles, Catherine wheels and Jumping jacks. 
The whole family took part, treats from the kitchens of toffee apples and candy floss, sparklers for the younger children, mischievous teenagers setting off bangers close by. Aunts and Uncles would arrive with contributions, alongside the local vicar to celebrate the Fifth of November.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

A Possession

"Welcome to my house. I'm delighted you could come. I'm certain you will find your stay here most illuminating. Think of me as your unseen host, and believe that during your stay I shall be with you in spirit. May you find the answer that you seek. It is here, I promise you. And now, auf Wiedersehen."
Emeric Belasco

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

The Day Dream

'All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake up in the day to find it was vanity, but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.'
T.E. Lawrence, Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Twilight in the Palace Gardens

The Italian Gardens situated at the head of The Long Water on the north side of Kensington Gardens. Everyday for two years I walked past these gardens on the way to the Royal College of Art across the park. So at once they seem very familiar without ever having entered them. On this particular evening during summer it was fortunate to record them as if deserted, a chance moment when they seemed abandoned by tourists as twilight bathed the formal structures, and vapour trials criss-cross the sky above.

Thursday, 21 August 2014


Part of a series of car drawings - At times it becomes important to focus upon a subject matter and document the variety within a sustained body of work.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Time of Our Discontent

'To be alive at all is to have scars.'
John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent

Thursday, 14 August 2014

The Time Machine

"It sounds plausible enough tonight, but wait until tomorrow. Wait for the common sense of the morning." 

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Orchard Spectacle

"Works of art will acquire a kind of ubiquity. We shall only have to summon them and there they will be, either in living actuality or restored from the past."

The Conquest of Ubiquity, Paul Valéry

Photograph of a wall mural in the Orchard Hotel Nottingham.

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Wednesday, 14 May 2014


"Travel is like love, mostly because it's a heightened state of awareness, in which we are mindful, receptive, undimmed by familiarity and ready to be transformed. That is why the best trips, like the best love affairs never really end."
Pico Iyer

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Shark Bite

100/100 an exhibition of 100 beers and 100 contributors in aid of Art Fund. SB Studio collaborated with The Liverpool Craft Beer Co and 100 artists, illustrators, designers and writers to create 100 unique labels.

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Easter Bunny

The Easter Bunny is a fantasy character depicted as a rabbit bringing Easter eggs. Originating among German Lutherans, the Easter Hare originally played the role of a judge, evaluating whether children were good or disobedient in behaviour at the start of the season Eastertide.

Monday, 14 April 2014

Love of Things

"Life has now taught me that love of things, like unrequited love, takes its toll in the long run."
Adolfo Bioy Casares, Asleep in the Sun

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Day Dreamers

"I should say: the house shelters day-dreaming, the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in space."
Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Wandering through the streets of Porto

"Walking is a virtue, tourism is a deadly sin."
Bruce Chatwin, What Am I Doing Here?

During 2013 I visited Oporto in Portugal twice to attend educational conferences. After delivering my academic papers I spent idle time wandering through the old town, Ribeira district, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Admiring the beautiful blue and white tiles that cover many of the buildings, and the typography of local shop signs.

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Venice: The City of Mirrors

"It is the city of mirrors, the city of images, at once solid and liquid, at once air and stone."
Erica Jong

Friday, 14 February 2014

Valentine's Gif

"Me? I'm scared of everything. I'm scared of what I saw, I'm scared of what I did, of who I am, and most of all I'm scared of walking out of this room and never feeling the rest of my whole life the way I feel when I'm with you."
Baby, Dirty Dancing

Thursday, 6 February 2014


"Everyone will find what he's looking for. Nothing pleases everyone: this man gathers thorns, that one roses."
Petronius, The Satyricon