Calling lovers of all things quirky! If you want a charming, humorous look through the past head to the work-famous Bakelite museum, tucked away in Wilton, Somerset…
“Even from my very early days, the feedback I got was that my work felt close, not voyeuristic or sterile.”
Al Overdrive is best known for making images which reflect his cinematic approach to fashion and portraiture. His work emanates an air of relaxed honesty, capturing a moment of calm which is both empathetic and revealing. Heavily influenced by the Japanese aesthetic of wabi-sabi (perhaps in opposition to his previous career in forensic photography) he is able to reflect the personality of the people and of clothing he shoots in a way which feels natural. Unlike most photography which emphasises distance, his work embraces proximity rending the camera almost invisible. Read my interview with Al, published on the Autographer blog here.
I’m happy to have my feature ‘Brewing A Storm’ on The Exeter Brewery published in this month’s Devon Life magazine. It was an interesting piece to write and photograph – I discovered that The Exeter Brewery’s organic real ale is so popular it’s exported to France via sail boat and rebranded for the Army!
Having met Laura Lane at The Contemporary Craft Festival in Bovey Tracey earlier this year – her distinctive granite look ceramics caught my eye straight away – I was looking forward to meeting up at her studio and finding out where her creativity comes from. In this feature, published in Cornwall Life magazine I find out – you can read the whole feature online here.