“I’m not much on rear window ethics”

Originally written for Open Eye Gallery, 08.05.2015 In 1884, The New York Times published a feature called The Camera Epidemic. New, portable cameras were bringing photographers out of their studios and into the city, and the journalist despaired at the “disease” trailing closely behind. Catching unsuspecting city-dwellers within its snare, the camera was an encroaching…

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Daido Moriyama’s Slice of Sensory Overload

Originally appeared on Open Eye Gallery blog 24/01/2015 Beneath the glaring advertisements and high rise complexes, Daido Moriyama wanders through the hot, crowded streets of Tokyo, attempting to capture a slice of its sensory overload. One of Japan’s most influential contemporary photographers, Moriyama’s intimate connection with the city is strikingly clear. The intoxicating overstimulation is…

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Ebb and Flow: Liverpool’s Chinatown

Originally published on Open Eye Gallery blog, 19/05/2014 Europe’s oldest Chinatown tells a slightly different story to that of its vibrant counterparts around the world; those alive and bustling with a supplanted Chinese way of life. Amble beneath its soaring gateway and you’ll find the Chinese street signs and restaurants set against an unexpectedly quiet…

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