Six of my beach images from The Home Front series have been included in a group show at Sunderland’s Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art which runs till 23 November http://www.ngca.co.uk/exhibs/default.asp?id=191&prnt=18
The Home Front installation day. A bit knackered as had only had five hours gap since arriving back in London the night before from being on press in Italy, and then hopping on an early train to Bradford. Such an exciting time though, the adrenaline kicks in. Luckily the Impressions team led by Dominic Hopkinson and curator Pippa Oldfield were there in force, and as ever, the hang was a compelling process. I was interviewed by Ryan Baxter of the Impressions New Focus youth project and asked to think about encouraging more young people into photography. Ryan and his colleague William Sellars did a very good job editing the interview.
EBS printers, near Verona, Italy
Had a fantastic time in San Giovanni Lupatoto, the small town outside Verona where EBS printers are based, seeing The Home Front on press. Whirring, clacking sounds of the printing presses, the smell of the ink, and the restaurants nearby all unforgettable… Only too happy to take a break from doing emails upstairs, and every hour rush down to look at the pages come off the press. Great to get away from computer screens and to see such skilled work by the printers. The top image shows publisher Dewi Lewis in discussion with printer Marco Motti, and the bottom image shows Paulo Marchiori adjusting colour balances.