Sunday, 26 December 2010


Wednesday, 22 December 2010

shifting patterns

Shifting Patterns from taradara on Vimeo.

In August i went to the Arctic and travelled for two weeks on a Russian ice breaker.. the experiences, sights and sounds are hard to put into words so I made this short film to give a feeling of what we saw, heard and flew over...
Special thanks to the following people-
Editing: Nick Seaton
Music: Mark Wagner
Colour: Touch Digital

Sunday, 21 November 2010

it's time

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Delaine Le Bas

Delaine came to visit today.. we picked up just where we left off last time i saw her in the Summer
I finally gave her a card i made for her 5 years ago which got mislaid in a move..

Sunday, 12 September 2010

This is for the Ghosts

I found out too late that the Tate modern were showing Vivienne Dick's films over the weekend.. and that on Friday night there would be a performance by Lydia Lunch and a Q+A by one of my all time photographic heroes, Nan Goldin.. it was completely sold out. I decided to go down anyway and by a huge stroke of luck (thanks Gil!) managed to get in at the 11th hour. It was an incredible evening which started with Lydia's performance before the screening which silenced the packed auditorium with awe. The films and music were disarming, tense, threatening, beautiful and haunting. The power of the images, colours and sounds have stayed with me over the last few days. The rollercoaster scene in She Had Her Gun All Ready is an unbelievable cinematic moment.. I would love to post it here but cannot find any clips on youtube. So instead I will sign off with this song by The Marvellettes, which plays in the most sublime and tender dancing scene in Beauty Becomes The Beast.. filmed in Nan Goldin's loft on the Lower East Side.

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Fragments of a Dream

Last night i kept dreaming about this apocalyptic scene... If you haven't managed to see The Surreal House yet at the Barbican go this weekend before it closes.

Thursday, 9 September 2010


Monday, 30 August 2010

Instructions for leaving...

...but we don't want to go

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Bears in the woods

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Full moon by the lake

Friday, 20 August 2010

Jenn, Jason, Sam

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Touchdown Montreal

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Sunday, 15 August 2010

My cabin window

When the light is like this at night there is no time for sleeping

Saturday, 14 August 2010

Ice Breaking

The mist hung low in the icy air I kept thinking about the Rime of the Ancient Mariner. One of the only bad things about the Arctic is that there are no albatross...

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

81 degrees North

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Perpetual daylight

When the sun is out the most beautiful time of the day is anywhere between midnight and three am.. the sun lies low in the sky, we crunch through ice. This is the control room, my favourite part of the ship

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Ice Swan

Many mystical, magical creatures in the Arctic.. many of them made of ice

Friday, 6 August 2010

My new home for the next two weeks

all aboard the Russian ice breaker Kapitan Khlebnikov
cabin 710
we have no phones and no internet access
i hand over my passport and receive a coded russian email address
this ship has an ice knife, an ice skirt, an armoured steel hull, a cast steel prow
it was built in the 80's to keep the north west passage clear and then handed over as an expedition ship when the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991
this will be it's last ever journey to Tanqueray Fjord as the Russians want her back

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Monday, 26 July 2010

à plus..

Friday, 23 July 2010

Thursday, 22 July 2010


Sunday, 18 July 2010

Love the Sun

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Pink Sky at Night

Sunday, 4 July 2010

God Bless America

Friday, 18 June 2010

Un Anda Solo

Thursday, 17 June 2010