You have to live in the moment if you like growing plants.
03 June 2016
We are very small.
08 April 2016
It might sound hugely optimistic but I'd like creativity not just money to shape our built environment.
31 March 2016
29 March 2016
28 March 2016
Like hydrangeas, camellias remind me of grandmothers and the past. I think of them as typically British, a staple English garden flower, but just like the hydrangea they originate in Asia. Whether you realise it or not you probably have some camellia in your home. Tea is made from the camellia leaf, another cultural link between Asia and Britain. They need an acid soil to thrive, so a low pH and they put on a good exhibition of colour at the beginning of spring, helping us emerge from the short days of winter. These pictures were made in the Camellia House at The Yorkshire Sculpture Park on the day the clocks went forward, a pocket of beauty within a whole garment of visual stimulation.
18 March 2016
24 February 2016
I've been asked to contribute some of my Horizon work to a group exhibition opening this week at PS Mirabel. The images were made between 2010 and 2012 and having to look back and select some images for the show has been an interesting experience. I've been reflecting on my ideas and working methods from that time and considering how some aspects have changed, whilst some themes remain constant in my current work.
This is what I wrote at the time:
You can see the exhibition at PS Mirabel Gallery, 14-20 Mirabel Street, Manchester, M3 1PJ from Saturday 27th feb until 13th April 2016, with a Private view on Thursday evening 25th February 2016 (6-9).
This exhibition explores photography as a narrative, transitional activity exploring a sense of place through landscape or states of change through objects and alternative modes of presentation. The exhibition includes work by the following photographers, designers and artists using photography.
Roxana Allison & Pablo Allison
Curated by Mark Adams
21 February 2016
The periodical arrives unsolicited through my letterbox and the light arrives unpredictably through my window, brought together on the floor of my home.
Styling, colour and my home remain constants in my work. I have experimented with using found printed material in my images before, most completely in a small set called Nest:
18 February 2016
I've been toying with some new ideas over the last couple of months but had no time to explore them. So today I started.
Magazines keep coming through my letterbox for someone who lived in this space before me, they are quite specialist. I usually recycle them but today I opened one, they are interesting and I like how they are photographed. I started to tear pages out and photograph them in the strong winter light streaming in through the window. I wonder what she did with them? It probably wasn't this.