Knights of the crusade and B.boys break dancing. Rag & bone men, pitiful horses and the grey London streets. Dusty relics, faded empires and finding the keys to the time machine. The last of the cockney robots and feeling pre-digital. Sonic booms that light up the night sky and wide eyed astronomers who won't go to bed. But most of all being brave!
I play with my visual ideas in story book fashion and remix urban culture and history, across an anachronistic timeline of my own making, at once referencing the past and the contemporary to make playful connections between universal themes of human strength, vulnerability and the passage of time.
My aim is to communicate something sincere but ultimately entertaining.
I developed the idea of Donk as a space for creative play outside of my work as a photographer.
In 2008 I started to place images onto the street where I explored a photographic & Xerox style of paste up art, color washing the Xerox in colored inks to soften, age and alter the final mood.
The editions you find here, all started as high contrast photographic constructs, which I then translated into these hand finished screen prints.
I hope you enjoy.