Still from Kinematograph film for Coastal Currents festival



Kinematograph Still - John House

Kinematograph Still – John House

I have been working on a new series of films that I have dubbed Kinematograph’s which will be previewed at Hastings’ Coastal Currents festival.

This is a new project I have developed whilst making other work, which came about from a desire  to making moving photographs.  I often spot a scene I want to take a shot of, however, the scene  never quite works as a still image because the movement within it is integral to why I am drawn to  it.

As a reaction to this, I began to make short films of these shots, with the camera in a static  position and the sound removed – they become moving photographs.

The term Kinematograph is a homage to an early motion picture camera from the late 19th Century, which also served as a projector and developer.  The name seemed an appropriate choice given the motives behind making this work.


I am delighted to be showing a couple of my Kinematograph’s for the first time as part of Hastings’ Coastal Currents Art Festival.  Rarities Productions are turning their beach hut into a cinema for one day only on Sunday 29th September and will be showing a series of short films and kindly asked me to participate.  More information on the ‘Beach Shorts’ event can be found on their website here:

You can also view my contributions on my portfolio pages here:

Museum of John on show in Margate

‘Museum of John’ Film Still

A chance conversation last week led to an invite by Heather and the gang at the marvelous Parade Gallery in Margate to show a bit of the museum to the general public for the first time.


I have made a film for the exhibition and some of the items from the collection will also be displayed.


Read more about the Museum of John and watch the film on the blog by following the link below.

Meeting Place (2009-12)


I am pleased to announce my new body of work is finally finished!

The project is entitled Being Nobody, Going Nowhere and is to be exhibited for the first time as part of the Brighton Photo Fringe 2012.  I wanted to show the work at a venue I felt appropriate for the work and I’m excited to say I think I have found the perfect place.  The photographs will be displayed in the windows of the old Co-op building on London Road, Brighton.

This means the exhibition will be available to be viewed by anyone 24/7.

I am currently running a funding campaign via to raise money to help towards the costs of printing for the exhibition, please take a look at my campaign page and any contributions would be gratefully received (there are incentives in it for you!).


I would like to offer my sincere thanks to those who have already pledged some funds towards this project:

Phil Wellington –
Karen Taylor & Roger Matthews
Ruth Atkins
Murray Ballard –
Dave Yates
Hannah Copcutt
Diane House
Gail Eastwood
Bob Ford
Matthew Copcutt –
Georgie Gilmore
Justin Compton
Jonathan Smith –
Ian Gray
Anna Powell
Heather Twizell
Jan Copcutt
Rachel Stevens


The exhibition launch is on 6th October 2012 and will consist of large vinyl prints, spanning 8 meters in length that will be presented in the windows of the old Co-op in Brighton.

A small preview of the images can be viewed in the gallery pages and the whole project will be viewable here from 6th October.

Please click here to download the press release.

Cube (2009-12)


Cube (2009-12)

Cube (2009-12)


Well what a week last week was!  There was a rather frenzied flurry of activity as I found out, rather last minute, that I had been accepted to show as part of The Claremont’s 2012 Open House.

Whilst I am still heavily in the editing stage of my latest body of work ‘Being Nobody, Going Nowhere’ (hopefully to be previewed at the Brighton Photo Fringe in November) – I thought an Open House was a great way to try out some of the prints and do a little taster preview show. The Claremont boasts one of the biggest and most impressive collections of art during the festival so it is a great show to be a part of and I m amongst a great cohort of artists from a variety of disciplines – so I am delighted that 9 images from the (current edit) of the project will be on display as a part of their rather impressive show.

The work is currently being hung and will open to the public on Sunday 6th May.  Full details of opening dates and the artists on show can be found on The Claremont’s wesbite here.

Hopefully see you there at some point!

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