Shure

Photographer Moyra Davey takes analogue photographs of her domestic world; shelves of VHS videos, stacks of vinyl records, light bulbs, fridges, clocks and dust. She describes these images as being “about the life of objects”. Shure shows the arm of a record player midway through playing a 12” vinyl album, the stylus of its Shure […]

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Stalker

Some images are laden with memories and associations. I’m not sure if it’s possible to talk about this image without also talking about the film it comes from. If you’ve seen the film then you will remember the moment – a man, The Stalker, is lying on a clump of earth surrounded by water when […]

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Hackney Flowers

Photographer Stephen Gill has a long-term obsession with the London Borough of Hackney. He is also preoccupied with drawing our attention to the photograph as a material object with a surface. For his self-published book Hackney Flowers (2007) Gill collected flowers, seeds, berries and objects from Hackney’s streets. Back in his studio he re-arranged them […]

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A family portrait

Photographs of families are never straightforward, particularly when it’s your own family. When I tried to recall this photograph I got it all wrong – I remembered it in an oval frame with my father standing at the back and my little brother in the middle. I guess that’s how I remember my father – a […]

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