Vinyl Replay consists of 163 photos. In the studio and on location, long photographic exposures, primarily with a hand-held camera, were used as a means of reinterpreting my dusty and scratched record collection. These records range from 1966 when the Beach Boys filtered across my mum's amniotic sac, up until my last days of vinyl collecting from Mole Jazz in the early 1990's.
I want to reinvoke the space and time of this analogue existence: early days of collective family listening; rushing down to Woolworth's with pocket money to buy singles; the flowering of sexual identity in post-punk teens (matters you couldn't really share with your family); and the outrage and civil disobedience against Thatcherite Britain.
Singles and long play records:
J. S. Bach (Hotter), Beethoven (Myra Hess)
Chopin (Barenboim), Maria Callas (Karajan)
Frank Sinatra, Marvin Gaye
Beach Boys, Doors, Faron Young, Bee Gees
Lou Reed, Joy Division, Dead Can Dance
Stevie Wonder, Bhundu Boys
Grand Master Flash and the Furious Five
Miles Davis, Keith Jarrett, Kenny Wheeler
Kensal Green Cemetery, St Matthew's Church Bayswater,
Houses of Parliament, Royal Opera House,
Richmond Park, Hyde Park, Southsea
Southbank Centre, Key Club