New & Forthcoming

June 2024: Work continues on major projects, while there have been several individual texts and photographic works that have been produced. These will be added to this website over the summer.

The book on the work of Frederick Sommer which I am co-authoring with Hazel Donkin, moved forward in April, when we undertook extensive research in Arizona. We spent a week in the Sommer Archive at the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, and then stayed at the Sommer Foundation in Prescott where Naomi Lyons and Jeremy Cox were most welcoming. The book is due to be delivered to the publisher Routledge early in 2025. 

My essay on ‘Ubu Animated’ for a book on Surrealism and Animation, edited by Abigail Susik, should now be published in 2025 by Bloomsbury. 

The slideshow The Chartists in Newport (see links here under ‘Visual Culture’ and ‘Photoworks’) was shown at Newport Museum and Art Gallery as part of the exhibition ‘Representing the Rising’ from October 2023 to January 2024. The picture on the right was taken at the Chartist memorial outside St Woolos Cathedral on the evening of November 4 2021.

Opening on June 15, FfotoNewport will be showing a version of my 1981 work ‘A Royal Wedding in Newport’. More information and images will be posted here in the near future. 

Offline magazine have published my extended essay “‘Bargoed’ to Bargoed’ in a stand alone booklet, one of a series of essays on photography in Wales. Again further information will be posted here soon. 

In the issue of Source, no 113 (winter 2023), I published a review of Arthur Tress’s book Rambles, Dreams and Shadows, which elicited an appreciative email from the artist himself in San Francisco.