Escape: an urban runner’s daydream

Escape. A new short running film. For most of us northern Europeans the city is our natural environment. But, being runners, we can daydream over a morning espresso, maybe a piece of lemon cake too. This is one such daydream. Despite our deserved reputation for heavy industry the city is …

Horizons Irish Sea

A short film reflecting on a part of our relationship to the sea. The film is part of a long term project “Seaside”; an observation of Britain’s curious relationship with it’s coast. The still images, video and sound were recorded in autumn 2015 during a visit to Manx Litfest.

Running Shorts; a film intro clip

I’m a big fan of Salomon Running’s films, made by The African Attachment. The gorgeous, impressionistic “The Forest” is really what nudged me into finally trying to make small films myself. Being professionals, they have a common introduction sequence. So I decided it might be an idea if I did …

Getting out the door: A morning run

A short film made after I’d been woken by my neighbourhood version of the dawn chorus. The local blackbirds and sparrows started up around 0500, some three hours before my alarm was due to wake me. I yielded to the inevitable, got out of bed, found my running kit, drank …

Winter bicycle, waiting in the shadows. Sheffield.

Sheffield, my home city, a hilly place(like Rome, seven of them, allegedly) a city surprisingly full of bicycles. In winter, as the nights have drawn in they dodge and weave amongst cars and buses and pedestrians alike. Or, like this they wait, casting shadow amongst the shadow, carefully tethered until …

City Living

I was out making images for my Noctilucence project a few years ago. In 2011, in Sheffield, a comfortable relatively prosperous city. The first image offered itself up on the ironically named Paradise Street. It’s just a linking road really, down between anodyne office blocks in the midst of the …