The BBC ran a short piece on my arts practice experimenting with historical photographic processesRead More
By researching the significance of colour in early religious art I have been able to incorporate these codes into my art installation about the Holy Land. The cyanotypes on paper vellum are photographs that I have taken in post-conflict Gaza and show the suffering, poverty and damage to infrastructure caused after a war in the worlds largest open prison.Read More
The Phenomena of the Israeli Security BarrierRead More
TIMELINE FOR THE BOSCASTLE FLOODSRead More
The abandoned Gothic revival house designed by Victorian architect William White in 1851 in St Columb Major, Cornwall.Read More
Walking across Westminster Bridge with a ten year old digital Sony 6Mb digital camera on Saturday morning 17 January, 2015, London. (Photo/Mark Pearson)Read More
The Government of Israel had banned almost anyone from entering or leaving Gaza since Operation Cast Lead had started in December 2008. The Egyptians had followed the Israeli lead, it was the same on both side of the inescapable borders, for most punters anyway.Read More
The technical support vehicle is a common sight in Somalia. Most of the technicals are Toyota 4x4's fitted with12.7mm Russian made anti-aircraft guns. Armed guards carry Kalashnikov 7.62mm assault rifles and rocket propelled grenade launchers, thus enabling high-speed mobility and heavy firepower.
The technical support vehicle was first coined by United Nations staff in Somalia during the 1990s, they were not allowed to bring in private security firms so had to pay local clans for protection. To justify the hire of warlords in southern Somalia the United Nations staff put this down as "technical support" to the accounts department.
Hire costs are around $100 for one vehicle and guards per day. The problem in southern Somalia is that there are multiple clans, you need one technical from each clan and end up funding a convoy of heavily armed militia just to be mobile and costing serious amounts of cash. Credit cards are not accepted, but you do get a receipt for fuel and ammo.