Aberfan, 50 years on

      I was invited to the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth to discuss a request to research for my current essay ‘Curating Exhibitions’. Curators Will Troughton and Simon Evans had agreed to discuss their role in curating the amazing Philip Jones Griffiths exhibition of 2015. They introduced their astounding collection of photograph prints, 35mm slides, cameras, books and the life of Philip Jones Griffiths. They showed me the care and attention they invest in the remarkable collectionRead more

Our ‘Communities’ Exhibition

    It was a full-on and exhausting day for all of us, but so rewarding and I am delighted to be part of this group; we all helped, encouraged and supported each other. Each of us produced a unique display for our photographs; for example, Anna manufactured a light-box with acetate images of her subjects, a group of actors and Philip created a light-tight, tent-like enclosure to display photos of his role-play characters. We all chose an induvial approachRead more

Bauta Exhibition

As the day of our ‘Communities’ exhibition draws near we are all busy with the final preparation of our six individual photographic projects for our University assignment. My friend Tim Swain has given me access to his recently opened art gallery in Burry Port, ‘Studio 46’. This has enabled me to assembly the Medieval rope bed I manufactured to display my exhibition photographs and prepare a sequenced layout of my prints. The subjects for my project have been the CardiffRead more

Cardiff Castle Garrison

The class I’m in at the University of South Wales (USW) where I’m studying Documentary Photography has been tasked with creating individual bodies of work on the subject of ‘Communities’. As a group we have adopted the name Bauta to describe our project as we are documenting Role Play communities. We are diligently producing work for an exhibition scheduled for 16th December at the YMCA in Cardiff. For my group I have selected the Cardiff Castle Garrison; this group is aRead more

Llandyfaelog 111th Agricultural Show, 2016

    The Llandyfaelog Agricultural & Horticultural Society held their 111th show at the Ffos Las Racecourse on Saturday 10th September. The Society produce an impressive and extensive show guide, which details all the classes of entry for the various livestock as well as details of entry into the photography, craft, flowers etc. and all those other classes usually judged at agricultural shows. The guide lists past officers dating back to 1981 and a photograph taken at the show inRead more

Kidwelly dragon

Kidwelly dragon The dragon that had set-up residency in Caerphilly castle has now settled in Kidwelly castle for a break on his way to Harlech Castle before winter hibernation. Rumour has it that he will be staying in Kidwelly Castle until 15th September before flying north to Harlech. The dragon (not sure if he has a name) appears to be reasonably friendly as, during my time in Kidwelly, appeared not to eat any small children, in fact the children seemedRead more

Tenby Flâneur

Tenby Flâneur Following my venture into photographic Flâneur, I decided to take a train trip to the Pembrokeshire seaside town of Tenby to continue my new adventure. I had decided to get the train from my home in Burry Port to Tenby as I’m familiar with the amazing coast-line route when travelling to Uni in Carmarthen and I was keen to experience the onward journey to Tenby, I also thought I’d enjoy a nice quiet, peaceful train ride avoiding theRead more