1. This short piece was part of a larger exhibition I was involved with in 2008. Lord Healey, a renowned political figure and life-long photographer, had donated some of his personal collection for the university to exhibit. Rather than a standard photography exhibition, myself and 7 other students, decided to incorporate a more interactive multimedia element to the project; a plasma touch-screen timeline, sensor-triggered audio and visual pieces etc.

    This is a short clip that I put together with Art History student Luska Mengham(narrating) in which Lord Healey speaks of his influences regarding photography. I'll not tell you how much we had to pay for the Eisenstein clip (and hopefully I won't get into trouble for reproducing it here, not sure of all the legal stuff).

    You can view the press coverage for the exhibition here

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2008/oct/08/denishealey.photos.sussex.university

    and here

    http://www.inqbate.co.uk/content/view/126/101/

    and here

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/7664585.stm

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  2. My 2nd year uni project. The brief was 'Conflict & Resolution in Brighton'. The producer came across the story of a 'legal wall' that graffiti artists used to hone their skills, which had subsequently been closed down by the local council. When we scratched below the surface to the reason for the closure, we found a more complex story that revealed an overlooked area of conflict that lay within the graffiti subculture itself.

    My conceptual model for the piece came from observing a wall as a symbol of power, like the walls of a prison cell and how defacing a wall with language was a means of ridiculing such power. The walls of the city thus equating to a prison in which certain rules and regulations, set by the local council, had to be adhered to by the graffiti artists. The penal laws again acting as walls in terms of restricting creative freedom. I wanted to convey this idea through placing the camera behind railings along with the use of low angled shots, to make the walls look threatening and claustrophobic, like a prison.

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A showcase of my work over the last 3 years; some are university projects and others are podcasts, promos and exhibition installations. I have quite a catalogue of work which will be uploaded over time.

I will also add some of my favourite pieces,…


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A showcase of my work over the last 3 years; some are university projects and others are podcasts, promos and exhibition installations. I have quite a catalogue of work which will be uploaded over time.

I will also add some of my favourite pieces, from other visual artists, found on Vimeo.

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