Tuesday 30 October 2012

Portrait of Neil Libbert

Neil Libbert is an acclaimed reportage & portrait photographer. The first photograph he remembers taking was of a waterfall in Wales when he was a boy.

His street photography, in particular, is arresting and poetic. It was great to spend the afternoon in a visual dialogue with him.

This photograph was acquired by the National Portrait Gallery 
for their permanent collection.

Saturday 27 October 2012

AOP Open Awards: The Spy Wins Award

Delighted to announce that my image The Spy won an award at the AOP Open Awards 2012.

Judge's Choice - Zena Holloway.


The AOP Open is run by the Association of Photographers and is the only competition where professionals and amateurs compete on equal terms. There are no categories or themes in this competition so the choice of work submitted is entirely up to the photographer. 

Tuesday 25 September 2012

The Solution

80 x 41.5 cm, oil on board

We have to transport a large horse along the waterway on a boat, and when we come to the end of the waterway, we disembark. 

There’s a turnstile to get through and steep concrete steps down to the road. Across the road is a field where the horse will live. We wonder how we will get the horse through the turnstile, let alone down the steep steps.

Then I remember that we don’t need to try and get the horse through the turnstile at all, as next to it is a narrow chalky path cutting down the embankment to the road. Problem solved. 

Having realised this, we turn around to fetch the horse only to see that he has shrunk to the size of a dog. We can now simply carry him down in our arms. We look at him and wonder what his name might be. We all agree at once that his name must be Sebastian. We laugh. 

We put him on a coffee table and give him a drink of water. As he drinks he becomes invisible; only a watery outline remains and this we can only see at certain angles. 

A Dream

Friday 21 September 2012

Portrait of Jane Perry Woodgate

“Blessed is the lion that the man consumes, and the lion becomes man. And cursed is the man that the lion consumes, and the man becomes lion.”

Monday 20 August 2012

& Then It Dawned On Me


& Then It Dawned On Me

These things terrify me and I'm all for quitting
Laying down today
But I keep turning the page I can help myself release the rage
Make room for something new

We can walk there in the dark
Above the stars, the view
and then it dawned on me
We are shining too

Looking at the world through your eyes
It's all up for grabs
and we are forging ahead, we can help ourselves be warm and fed
Without too much trouble

When we close our eyes we see the beauty of our own understanding
In the deepest forest there are treasures hidden just like you, baby

Our love is whispered in the language of the trees that sway
The roots of all things growing
and our dreams are alive, they're just as real as how we feel
The sun caress our skin

We can walk there in the dark
Above the stars, the view
and then it dawned on me
We are shining too

Film & Soundtrack
Written, performed & produced 
© ℗ Gaynor Perry

Bass: Ace
Bad Dog: Stan

Thursday 14 June 2012

Saturday 24 March 2012

Liminal States

existing on the threshold between two states of being

A group show bringing together the work of four artists who share a bold and uncompromising attitude to life. To be alive means passing through a series of transitions; from conception to extinction nothing is ever static.

Embracing these transient states and refusing the safe haven of certainty allows each to be fully immersed in the sea of all possibilities; free to explore these inner changes without pre‐conceived outcomes.

Paula Day

As a visual kleptomaniac, Paula keeps and hoards personal and collected images recreating them through the act of translation.

Since a painted scene can never be the absolute translation, it is the loss between the act of looking and that of painting which Paula is interested in. Narratives and associations start to develop revealing the struggle between memory and forgetting.

75 x 56 cm oil on canvas
Paula Day

Gaynor Perry

Gaynor delves into the visual world echoed in the dreaming mind. She treads a path where the impossibility of dreams remains possible and summons forth the emotional truth hidden in plain view.

Invoking these dream characters through various media, Gaynor aims to capture the fleeting moments between perception and imagination.


Starting from the premise that we mostly exist in two places at any one time, where conscious thought is only ever an observer of our actions, Stan looks behind the mind's constant babble to explore the inner drivers of this will and desire. Recognising the changing nature of this unspeaking underlying animal self.

Deborah Griffin

Deborah wields a confrontational politic and exhilarating sense of fun and transgression. This informs her current sculptural, installation and image based artwork, exploring the relationship between the simultaneous banality and violence of all that is beautiful and the poetic gravity of all that is ugly.

91.4 x 121.9 cm
permanent marker, acrylic paint, metal leaf on canvas
Deborah Griffin

to truly discover something new, you must dissolve all points of reference

Exhibition Photos - my exhibits:

The Jezebel Hussy & The Spy
76.2 x 50.8 cm, b&w print, acrylic, aluminium

Haunting This Place Alive
80 x 80 cm, oil on board

Physical Medium: Case Study I
37 x 27 x 8.7 cm
leather bound wooden case containing six 15.2 x 10.2 cm b&w prints on aluminium
collaboration with Stan

20 x 25 x 18 cm, air dried clay

The Man Whose Name I Dreamed
21 x 30 cm, wire bound book, hand-sewn cover

76.2 x 50.8 cm
b&w print, acrylic, aluminium. Leather mask made by Stan.

The Speed At Which Things Happen
80 x 80 cm, oil on board


Ectoplasm Prints #1-9
30 x 21 cm each, b&w prints on handmade paper

Starting From Scratch
20 x 17 x 9 cm
hand tooled, leather bound book containing
nine 12.7 x 10.6 cm b&w prints on aluminium
collaboration with Stan

Private Views

Jo reading The Man Whose Name I Dreamed


Marnie photographing photo of Marnie

The McCarricks

Exhibition venue:
Arbeit Gallery, 4 Helmet Row, London EC1V 3QJ