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Things are getting weird
It’s like a bizarre dream
A bubble bursting
what we know disregarded
“deconstruction of the administrative state”
but only as it affects the ‘people’ not the people in ‘power’
Public city streets inaccessible to the public
Privately owned public space
a perk for the developer
in Trump Tower 20 extra floors allowed past the zoning regulations
in exchange for a place for the public to sit
and 2 outdoor terraces on the 4th and 5th floors
now the tax payer is paying to protect it
whilst being denied the use of it
Don’t be intimidated
it is yours to use
I’ve been a bit lax at posting- I’ve been sick and I’ve been marching!
So here are the last 2 fōtō ˈfôrtˌnīt frīdē photos for January.
The first fōtō ˈfôrtˌnīt frīdē…
would have been a more impressive photo from the bridge looking down, onto 42nd Street at Grand Central but..
The Women’s March in NYC – Rise Up – reSISTER!
As an aside the bridge seen here is featured in a very different photograph of mine that will be hanging at Jadite Gallery, 413 W 50th St. NYC – I’ll be at the opening on Thursday February 2nd why not stop by and say Hi!
For the second fōtō ˈfôrtˌnīt frīdē, this is one of five images from my trip to Oxford Nova Scotia currently hanging in the Oxford Riverside Gallery in Oxford, Nova Scotia
in the exhibition: A Year in Oxford 2016 – On show until February 10th.
Whilst you are checking out the Oxford Riverside Gallery website check out Grey Matters, Mathew Aldred’s art/photography project (he also runs the gallery), or you can go directly to Grey Matters
It’s been a busy few months traveling here and there and I have been very lax at blogging so here is an update after the fact of what I’ve been up to since September.
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We went to Oxford.
2 summers ago [( 6 )], the photography collective I am in, held an exhibition in Sheffield, but not all of us attended, and as such the six of us had never met all together! This autumn we had a plan to not only get together but also to photograph at the same time.
We spent a September weekend in Oxford, UK, finally all meeting and ‘doing’ Oxford in our various photographic fashions. Here are 5 of the [( 6 )] (Yes it has been summer of the selfie!)
2 of the [( 6 )], Rob™ and I, gathered everyone’s prints and made our way to Oxford, Nova Scotia, Canada where we met with Mathew Aldred who runs the Oxford Riverside Gallery. The three of us along with invaluable helpers, framed and hung 72 photographs and opened the exhibition on Friday October 21st. BTW if you happen to pass through Oxford NS with your camera, the gallery will be hosting an exhibition of photos of its own Oxford in January 2017.
Here are some installation photographs of the whole gallery and my wall specifically.
Whilst we were in Oxford, NS I also took a few photographs, at some point in the future I will add both Oxfords to the project page of my website – please be patient with me!
Last week I was thrilled to have two of my photographs shown at the Tate in London. Shown on the same night as a talk by Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen who’s work I really like.
I had two photographs selected in the call for photographs on the theme of (re:) thinking the street put out by UPF – Urban Photo Festival. Fellow [( 6 )] photographer Keith Greenough also had a photograph selected and he was lucky enough to get down there. I was lucky that he took some shots of our work, Thanks Keith! All 20 photographs were screened for the duration of the evening.
My next project is to take some time to process my Oxford UK and Oxford CA photographs and to hit the streets of NYC again. Hopefully back here rather sooner next time!
Excited and disappointed!
Tonight at the Tate Modern in London there’s a talk by fantastic photographer Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen. One of a long weekend of activities during the Urban Photo Festival. Also showing tonight at the Tate – 20 photographs on the theme of (re:) Thinking the street. 2 of these are mine and one from collective member Keith Greenough! Why disappointed? I’m not able to be there – let me know if you make it!