Project Archive

18 pictures of the King of Jordan

You can never travel far in Jordan (or anywhere in the Middle East for that matter) without seeing the iconography of the of the Leader.
In this case three Kings – past, present and future.

In Honour Of

A President, a General, a musician; in fact anybody can have something named after them it seems. Not always something that you might necessarily want either…


The Atomic Age

One of the most destructive and important happenings of the twentieth century

The Manhattan Project was one of the most destructive and important happenings of the twentieth century. A giant secret undertaking to build the worlds first atomic bomb during the Second World War . These photographs depict three aspects of the dawn of the Atomic Age.

The training airfield in Wendover, Utah. This is where the crew trained and the now near derelict hanger that once housed the Enloa Gay B29 aircraft still stands.

The Trinity site in New Mexico’s Jornada del Muerto desert where the first ever nuclear device was detonated in July 1945 as a test a few weeks before the bombing of Hiroshima in Japan. The heat generated turned sand to glass and made a substance called Trinitite still found on the government restricted site.

Enola Gay crew member Morris R Jeppson at his home shortly before his death.


A View To The End

Forty plus miles of unremarkable road. The final journey of the condemned.

Forty plus miles of unremarkable road. Meandering through tree lined Texan roads with the occasional signs of life.

Periodic splashes of utilitarian roadside architecture. The soulless signs of everyday life.

Gas stations, Dollar stores, billboards shouting their offerings. A slice of quotidian American life. Little to see except that it will be the last thing a person sees.

The many churches possibly speak loudest to what’s occurring here. In a land who’s maxim is an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth this road represents the final journey of the condemned as they are transferred from death row to the execution chamber in Huntsville, Tx.

At 6pm that day the prisoner will be executed by lethal injection as a group of witnesses looks on.

Texas executes more people than any other State. In 2018 when these photographs were made 13 men and women were executed.

A request to photograph the final room was denied due to the current administrations directive.


Truth and Kitty

A selection of stills from the upcoming documentary feature - Truth & Kitty.

Screenings to begin in Summer 2021.

An unconventional love story shot over 7 years – Truth & Kitty navigate addiction, survival and faith on the streets of Downtown Las Vegas. Known for their charisma and love for one another, we learn of a darker side of their association and explore the relationship between exploitation and love.

The longitudinal story arc allows us to understand the consequences of such harsh existences and gives a voice to those whose emotions rarely find a platform. It serves as an intimate portrait of the disadvantaged in a city that is a byword for excess and a Nation struggling with vast inequality

 

Visit the dedicated website for the film here


The Snow Belt

Once the industrial heartland of manufacturing in the US and largest industrial region in the world.

Once the industrial heartland of manufacturing in the US and largest industrial region in the world. Big steel, auto manufacturing and mining were the backbone of the area until the decline through the recession of the early 80’s. The high cost of unionised labour and cheaper foreign imports impacted heavily. Factory closures left a still visible reminder of a lost era and a scar on the landscape that led to the regions unfortunate label.
The harsh, unrelenting cold of winter seems only to accentuate the departure of optimism. In fact many of the workers diversified and migrated to jobs in the south, which became known as the Sun Belt. The financial crash of 2008 has only exacerbated the problem.


Mariposa

For many this journey ends with apprehension by the US authorities and deportation back to Mexico.

Whilst documenting the landscape of the USA Mexico border for some years (see La Linea) it became a frequent occurrence to come into contact with migrants on their journey north of the border. For many this journey ends with apprehension by the US authorities and deportation back to Mexico and beyond. Often exhausted, without money or possessions, these migrants are processed and transported to an official crossing and escorted to the other side. A few are offered modest help in the form of clothing and food by humanitarian charities. Photographed in Northern Mexico.


The Meadows Edge

Barely a hundred years have seen this tiny Mormon mission post swell into a city of two million people.

Las Vegas (The Meadows) sits nestled in the Mohave Desert. Barely a hundred years have seen this tiny Mormon mission post swell into a city of two million people. Think of this place and you will no doubt picture the grandiose hotel casinos and all their trappings. Yet there is another Las Vegas; out there at it’s edge, where its ceaseless expansion encroaches on the yielding arid land, attempting to swallow up the vast desert that surrounds it.
The building boom of the 2000’s made Las Vegas one of the fastest growing cities in the USA with over forty per cent growth in 10 years. This created an insatiable appetite for new homes for people migrating here from all over the country. Developers met this demand by creating master planned communities, gated estates, country clubs, and recreational spaces. All with improbable sounding names; Tuscan Hills, Sienna Heights, Renaissance Manor…

For a short while the desert could sleep as the onslaught of this modern American suburban utopia took a break. However Las Vegas is booming once more and well on its way to becoming Americas hottest city as climate change takes hold.