My full uncut version of the Minotaur project is now live on my site. This marks a change in the look of the site and a hint of what it may evolve into in the next few months. My idea is to simplify my site, having only 3 bodies of work for viewing. The rest of the work will be put in my Photoshelter Archive where it can more easily be seen, referenced and searched. My blogs will work in two ways; Addenda will serve as notice board to notify current projects, reviews and links etc, the key blog site will be Cyphers which will offer a way for people to explore my working/thought processes more – it will include background material to projects, reference images and versions not seen anywhere else – it will cover the last 20 years and of course new work – images will be posted daily (or every few days) building up over time, a much larger picture of how I work and what themes recur in my work. Its function will be educational but delivered in the “bite size” blog format.
Important Note: The images on my website and those that will appear in the Pixies’ Minotaur Box Set are not exactly the same. Some of the images are different depending on their particular context and relationship to other images within the same body of work. It has within it, its own narrative and recurring themes. The bulk of the imagery was shot between August and October 2008, all of it in South East Asia and much of it with the small digital Ricoh GRD2 and the much berated Sigma DP1. Later images were made with the Leica M8.2. Had the M8.2 been available in August instead of November, the project may have taken an entirely different route. I haven’t given up film! Some of the images were shot with Leica M’s. The pairing of images is something that has developed out of my panoramic work and also marks a revisit to very early work made in the mid 80’s when I was documenting Italian Catholic and Greek Orthodox Churches. Revisiting the Pixies’ classic albums has acted like a catalyst for me and triggered renewed interest in themes that I will be reexploring in the next coming months in Europe.