UK street and documentary photography
Candid (not staged) photos
My work has been collected by the Museum of London, and I am one of 46 international photographers profiled in 2010's Thames & Hudson book, Street Photography Now.
Artist's statement - mapping the psychogeographic landscape
We enjoy traditional nature documentaries, and birdwatchers will often spend hours waiting for a small nondescript brown bird to leave its nest, for example, but we rarely stop to examine and consider our own everyday behaviour in such detail.
Books (with others)
(1) I am one of 46 photographers profiled in 2010's Thames & Hudson book Street Photography Now. Other photographers featured include Bruce Gilden, Martin Parr, Alex Webb, Raghu Rai, Joel Meyerowitz, Maciej Dakowicz and Mark Alor Powell.
(2) 10 - 10 Years of In-Public. Nick Turpin Publishing, 2010.
(3) London Street Photography 1860-2010 (Museum of London) Dewi Lewis Publishing, 2011.
(4) 100 Great Street Photographs. David Gibson. Prestel Publishing, 2017.
(5) Street Photography: A History in 100 Iconic Images. David Gibson. Prestel Publishing, 2019.
Selected group shows
13 to 26 June 2016, RIBA Sussex presents: Space Invaders: An Exhibition Exploring How We Interact With Architecture, Brighton Library.
May to June 2013: In-Public in Stockholm, Snickarbacken 7, Stockholm.
February to March 2013: In-Public group show, Thailand Creative & Design Center, Bangkok. Promoted by TCDC and the British Council.
October 2012: In-Public group show, International Photography Festival #2, Tel Aviv, Israel.
December 2010 to January 2011: Street Photography Now exhibition, CONTRIBUTED Studio for the Arts, Berlin.
October 2011: From Distant Streets, Galerie Hertz, Louisville, KY, USA.
February to September 2011: London Street Photography exhibition, Museum of London (125 000 visitors)
From the annual report: "The London Street Photography exhibition was a great success for the Museum this year, and we acquired 17 photographs to build on our collection of historic street photography. These acquisitions added the work of a new generation, particularly those associated with ‘In-Public’, a recognised collective of photographers with a dedicated approach to the genre. The acquisitions - including work by Stephen McLaren, Paul Russell and Polly Braden - represent the renaissance in the field, currently thriving in London."
March to April 2011: In-Public show, Format Photography Festival, Derby Museum and Art Gallery, UK.
April to September 2011: Landscape and Industry, Lighthouse Arts Centre, Poole, UK.
July 2011: London Street Photography Festival, Street Photography Now exhibition, London.
May to July 2010: In-Public group show, Photofusion, London.
July to September 2010: 24 London and seaside prints, Housmans radical bookshop, London.
September 2007: "Beside the Sea" (36 prints), Clotworthy Arts Centre, Antrim, Northern Ireland.
February to March 2007: "Beside the Sea" (35 prints), South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell, UK.
September to October 2006: "Beside the Sea" (35 prints), Gallery 435, Slough, UK.
Paul Russell: What was he thinking. Interview with Blake Andrews
Burn magazine. Magnum photographer David Alan Harvey's edit of my seaside series from 2009
Nein, nein, nein – ja! Kwerfeldein magazine - article and photos about my work [in German]
Up close with the candidates in Eastleigh. BBC News in Pictures article about a few days I spent at a by-election