I've started a new series of self portraits. I was thinking about one of my favourite photographers, Francesca Woodman, who said she could always rely on herself being available as a subject (don't worry, I've kept my clothes on). Nobody seems to have decided if self portraits are about how you see yourself or how you want others to see you as portrayed by yourself. I never succeeded in getting a handle on commercial portraiture though I'll shoot a wedding if you want to pay me enough. I far prefer these long exposures because they say something about the fragmented nature of our experience of ourselves and because they allow time to enter the frame. Perhaps also, in some cases, such a technique allows us a glimpse of the vulnerability of the subject. This is a project I want to develop both at home and in other environments so I'm looking forward to researching all the great work out there by artists past and present.
Twelve track album available for streaming and purchase on Bandcamp
This album is a departure from previous works. The pieces are shorter, more linear and less dense in texture, each short piece making use of no more than three or four sounds. Nonetheless they still sit within the domain of electroacoustic and musique concrète.
Sound sources include hand-made, found and conventional instruments, home-made electronic devices, field recordings and recordings made with body microphones
These are abstractions of studies carried out in the natural world - recollections of dreams, walks, walks within dreams and dreams within walks. Released May 22, 2020
Music, photography, experimental film.
processes, methods, experiments, research, drafts, sketches and observations.