Month: March 2014

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Weekly photo blog

fraser, frogs and fluffy foxes   this week i met my friend’s new born son, fraser. he’s 3 weeks old and looks tiny, especially on his granddad’s arm. though i’m told that he’s very big for his age. so big that the midwife opted for a caesarian and the parents for the name ‘fraser’ instead of their long-term favourite ‘ruaridh’. to me he looked tiny and i really sympathised with him when he curled up […]

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deep:black

tiger & turtle this week i’ve been in the final stages of writing our book about the ‘The Fox and the Tiger’, our recent deep:black project involving photography and storytelling. my team colleague has edited the whole draft and got back to me with her thoughts and comments – which i felt surprisingly nervous about because i then realised how much ownership i felt over the whole piece of writing. it was also a very […]

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women This year I spent Women’s Day with a friend in Wuppertal, a former industrial city with a long line of inspirational & inspiring women including Pina Bausch (dance artist and choreographer), Alice Schwarzer (feminist, writer, publisher), Else Lasker-Schüler (poet and prose writer) and Helene Stöcker (feminst, pacifist and sexual reformer). We discovered the sculpture park ‘Waldfrieden’ which literally translates to ‘forest peace’ and that’s what it is: an oasis of peace and creation. coincidentally they had a powerful Pina Bausch installation […]

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Weekly photo blog

jane my friend jane has asked me to take some portraits of her for her website. i felt a delicious mix of very honoured (that she should ask me), very nervous (that I wouldn’t be able to do her justice) and very excited (that we would build more artistic links between us). in the past, jane and i have done photo walks and talks together – that was when jane was still a part-time PHD […]