Voce del Popolo

In the current climate where #metoo and #blacklivesmatter seem to be heralding real change there are some interesting debates about historic artworks; either because they represent people or events that are now seen as offensive or because the behaviour of their creators has been equally unacceptable.  Consequently we have seen calls for Confederate statues to … Continue reading Voce del Popolo

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The Light Pours Out of Me*

I recently went to see the Mike Leigh film Mr Turner, in which Timothy Spall gives a tour de force performance, despite much of his dialogue consisting of little more than grunts. As a photographer I've always loved the way Caravaggio used light, illuminating small pockets of action in scenes of impenetrable darkness very much as studio … Continue reading The Light Pours Out of Me*