Brexit

Lost in the far flung and isolated pages The people wrote some mad and bland Attack at the heart of the union They voted asked and signed to leave Blind and hate wrung venting fury I lose my words but I know my heart The distance is the suffocation An…

Dopamine

Here's a new track I've been working on as part of a bigger project coming soon. It's based on techno, but it refers to acid too, especially in the monosynth 303 lines. Redlof by AFX was an inspiration - an unusual but compelling track by the great man…

The Secret of the Instagram Engagement Algorithm

You've seen the bad advice from self-appointed gurus who offer you the key to the gates of engagement heaven. This article is going to give you the answer you have been looking for

Mother

Motherboard, 2002 . Patterns, art, and circuitry. I took a series of photographs of lit circuit boards when I was living in #Bristol. Computers have their own neurons and digital photography means playing with them. When you push the limits of what a…

The Eternal

The visual queue for the veiled woman comes from the beautiful artwork to the band’s album ‘Closer’. The artist, Peter Savile, used a black and white photograph from a cemetery in Genoa, in which a vignette of statues of mourning figures grieve over the d

Artistic Censorship and XXXTentacion

Identity politics marks a shift from being mindful of ones own prejudices to policing others’ thoughts. XXXTentacion has been blacklisted from publicly funded Radio 1…

'Falling Man' at Ignition Festival, London

Falling Man is about great challenges which Dane and I have faced, and I felt I wanted to put the journey of this subject into a story with music

Clash Live: Laurel and Anteros at Metropolis Studios

Laurel is an accomplished wordsmith with a heavenly voice, Anteros a brutally exciting pop rock band ("bitter dream pop" in their own words), both are set for great things. The gig was a massive hit- such a contrast of styles working so well is testament…

The Knot

I recently shot the promo photography for a new dance piece by Didy Veldman called "The Knot", which has just been highly lauded by The Guardian. Poster with my photo below: The theme of the work is marriage and relationships, put simply. We did the…

Clash Live: Dead! and Husky Loops at Metropolis Studios

Full gallery at Clash Magazine here

Billboard Magazine Feature

Billboard features one of my Foo Fighters shots in an article about the world's top recording studios. Metropolis Studios of course makes the list, and my photograph of Dave Grohl and the boys when they dropped in before Glastonbury shows them smelling…

Boblog III - Vinyl Artwork

Here's some more of my album artwork which - this time for insane electro-rock annihilist Boblog III. I especially like how the gatefold came out:

Finding Freedom at Wilton's Music Hall

'Finding Freedom' is a dance piece choreographed by Dane Hurst and composed by myself about fear and love. The clash of these two core emotions can become overwhelming when approaching and trying to maintain a relationship. We hunger for a safe place in…

IAMDDB at Metropolis / Clash Magazine Live

Manchester's IAMDDB is one of the hottest artists on the British R&B and Soul scene. Her live sets are beautiful and irreverent, and her adoring crowd love it. Here's a gallery of shots I took of her performing in London recently over at Clash Magazine…

Love and Meaning in the End: The Final Shot of 'Rocky'

This is a still from the final shot of the final scene of the legendary film 'Rocky', and for certain reasons I think it is one of the greatest ever moments in cinematography: It's a classic film which for many of us was first…

Notting Hill Carnival 2017 Photo Gallery

In my opinion as a humble, long-suffering, lifelong Londoner, the most beautiful event that happens in this city each year is the Notting Hill Carnival. The original 1960s melting pot area of this metropolis, now synonymous with romantic comedy and…

The Foo Fighters

Just before headlining Glastonbury, the Foo Fighters were in Metropolis Studios, where I took a set of photos of the seminal band. They were lovely guys: down to earth, fun, and interested in the history of the prestigious London recording studio, and…

Zoetrope

Incredible edibles Lashings of octopus tentacle And Spanish bread and beer Chillis fried near the brunt Of tastebud prison riot Run memories as this tube Back home glides through Black and stations run rack and Ruin of drunkards splay Their shouts in…

Lotos Eater

What science is there To numbing of the heart To murdering a child A break before the road The late love of London Red and ovary free Green and golden gates Traffic lights shout Wet black Tarmac All in a walk home Red light mother Waits like a tree In a…

The Door

A million stars Pouring from night The lantern burns Fractured shadows Crickets sing in black Air and joy, air and joy Today love rolled down the mountain Like clouds billowing round your kisses The storms of Spring enrich with silver Upturned hearts…

Murphy's Law

UPDATE* The video is now live on Youtube, please like and share! My current project is artwork and a music video for the release of the track 'Murphy's Law' by a great new band called James King and the Regals, whom I also shot…

The Return of The Blog

So after an 18 month break I have decided to start filing blog posts again. In this hiatus, I realised I have been building up quite a bank of topics, meditations, and anecdotes to write about, so if you follow my visual / audio work, watch this space…

Prud'hon: Photography and Dance at the Dulwich Picture Gallery, October 2015

This October I shall be involved in the capacities of composer and photographer in an exciting new project at the Dulwich Picture Gallery. Conceived of by Dane Hurst, the evening will feature a set of dance pieces in the gallery space inspired by the…

From New York to York: 'Primitive' is Screening at Aesthetica Film Festival

If you are in York in November, come and see my debut film 'Primitive' at the Aesthetica Film Festival. most recent screening since the Lincoln Center, NYC, I am really pleased with the film's reception on the festival circuit. This film festival is run…

"Breaking Through" Duet Rehearsal

The duet which had audiences on their feet and put tears in eyes was performed again at the Wilderness Festival last weekend. This time Dane Hurst performed the core duet from 'Finding Freedom' with Romany Pajdak of the Royal Ballet, and the duo went…

Making History sneak preview

I am currently in production of the music video for a new track called 'Making History' by the amazing Fudge and the Frequency. We've been shooting in the stunning Roccoco setting of Café Royal in Piccadilly. If you know me, you know I like to push the…

MUSIC VIDEO: Dreamers 

Music promo video for 'Dreamers' by OFEI

'Primitive' Trailer

My short film Primitive is going to be screened in New York at the Lincoln Center (as part of the Dance on Camera festival) and in London (London Short Film Festival…

Estela Merlos Photoshoot - 'My Dust Will Tell'

This shoot was to generate promotional material for a new dance production, 'My Dust Will Tell' choreographed by Estela Merlos.  The piece will be performed at The Place in January 2015. I first worked with Estela on a piece performed last year at the…

Natasha Miren Photoshoot

Here are some images from my recent photoshoot of singer-songwriter Natasha Miren, a rising star of the London music scene. The shoot took place on the streets around Bethnal Green and Hackney Wick at the end of Summer. A highly talented and charismatic…

'Finding Freedom' - Some New Rehearsal Shots and the Duet Music - 'Breaking Through'

Archangel pt. 2

Here is one of my tracks which will be used in 'Finding Freedom'. It is a re-master of a track which I recorded in Bristol with Holly Gough. Thanks to Maz in Metropolis Studios for his advice with the mastering.

'Finding Freedom' Behind the Scenes

Here is a clip of Dane Hurst and Amy Thake working on a duet for 'Finding Freedom' in the rehearsal studios of Rambert. The piece is about a man locked in prison, separated from the woman he loves. He is tortured by being unable…

'Finding Freedom' Rehearsal

I have written the music for…

When a man is tired of Notting Hill Carnival, he is tired of life (and being crushed by mashed strangers)

The Life of Pi // Can this film make you believe in God?

Barack Obama apparently wrote to the author of 'Life of Pi', Yann Martel, and told him his book was "an elegant proof of God, and the power of storytelling". A big claim. I mean, actual proof of God? That is something of a Holy Grail in terms of the sort…

Down in the River

My friend Jack and I walked around the river Thames last Sunday. The greyness of London at this time of year soaks through your pores. Last Winter I wrote a piece of music, called ‘The White Sky’. With all that anaesthetic blankness overhead, Summer…

For the Love of Food

In this blog I have written a fair amount on the way we eat. To summarise my thinking so far: I think that food is all about connection. It is about connecting with the people with whom we eat it; the community from which we purchase it; the farming…

The Prisoner

If you know me you will know that I am not TV’s greatest fan. I lived without a TV set for several years and now I watch very little. I only watch crime dramas made in West London in the late 1970s, and the odd sporting event or film. This is because…

Why Bin Men Are Like Photographers

I don’t know if you have ever noticed of the monkey-business bin men get up to. They work in the twilight hours when there ain’t many folks around. Rooting around in bags of used nappies, then scampering back to base before sunrise. I happen to know…

The English, their Food, and their Cooking Pt.2

I have found after much research and experimentation that there are two crucial factors in cooking a good chicken: 1. Buy a good chicken 2. Do not ruin it This may sound horribly obvious. But so many times I have been served a chicken by people I know…

The English, their Food, and their Cooking Pt.1

I love food. I love cooking. I love good eating. I love figuring out how to cook food which is ruthlessly healthy and intensely tasty. I love cooking for friends. I love cooking on big occasions for lots of people. And I love cooking for myself. I love…

How To Make Good Pork Crackling

Roast pork without good crackling is like a garden without any trees, a car without hub-caps, a jester without any bells, a farm without any dung, or a young vagabond without a twinkle in his rapscallious eye. It is missing its joy. There is something…

Eating animals: A food lover considers being a meat-eater

Just in case the title of this post scares people off I should quickly state the following: I am not a vegetarian, nor is this blog post about to try to convince its dear readers to become vegetarian. I am a lover of food: if I were a Roman I would pray…


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