In 2015/16 the Guernsey Museums and the Guernsey Photography Festival invited me to become the artist in residence on the island of Guernsey with the idea of developing a project based on the island’s social housing communities. Guerns! is the result.
- 2018, Guerns! book published by Butchers Hook Books
- 2016, BBC Radio Guernsey, Jenny Kendal Tobias Show
- 2016, ITV Guernsey, News
- 2015, BBC Radio Guernsey, Jenny Kendal Tobias Show
- 2015, ITV Guernsey, News
- 2015, Guernsey Museum permanent collection
- 2015, Guernsey Museum, exhibition
'Vera & John’ is a series of still-life montages made with a photograph of a note layered over a photograph of a paving stone. The photographed notes in ‘Vera & John’ were all collected from one particular house on a council estate in the London Borough of Camden. Vera & John are my mum and dad
- 2017, Vera & John book published by Butchers Hook Books
- 2017, Source
- 2017, the Vera & John photobook becomes part of the V&A Art Library
- 2017, Athens Photo Festival
- 2017, BBC Radio London, Robert Elms Show
- 2017, The Guardian on Saturday
- 2017, Photobook Show, St Petersburg
- 2017, Photobook Show, Brighton
- 2017, Moose On The Loose
- 2017, Thats Not My Age
- 2017, The Woman's Room
Jason Wilde’s Free Portrait Studio was a mobile photo studio that ran from 2009 until 2017, making 2224 documentary portraits of visitors to a variety of venues in and around the London Borough of Camden. In return for taking part in the project each participant was able to receive a free A4 black and white print.
- 2018 - JWFPS 02, 2nd edition of JWFPS published by Butchers Hook Books
- 2017 - JWFPS 01, 1st edition of JWFPS published by Butchers Hook Books
- 2016 - The Kentish Towner
- 2012 - The New Review - Independent on Sunday
- 2012 - The Kentish Towner
I'll Kill All Your Fish is a still-life project made in bathrooms of the people I visited while working as a door-to-door portrait photographer.
- 2015 - Athens Photo Festival, Shortlisted
- 2015 - Source Photographic Review 2015
- 2014 - H Photobook Show, London
- 2008 - Group Show, Photofusion
Somers Town (London) focuses on the children in Somers Town, London.
- 2004, The Lowry. ‘Out of Time’ (G)
- 2003, Tate Modern. ‘Out of Time’ (G)
- 2003, Museum of London. ‘Council Housing’ (G)
- 2003, Research Space Gallery, London (S)
- 2002, MAP Show, London (G)
- 2000, RISE Show, London (G)
- 2000, Islington Arts factory, London (S)
- 2000, Euston Station, London (S)
- 2000, St Pancras Station, London (S)
- 2000, National Portrait Gallery, London. ‘John Kobal’ (G)
- 1999, National Portrait Gallery, London. ‘John Kobal’ (G)
The plan was to spend a few summer weeks over a number of years traveling around the coast of England making portraits of the people I met. In 2009 I left London for my first ‘coastal’ portrait trip but after chasing and wrestling my 9ft x 6ft collapsible white background along the promenades of various south-coast towns in windy rain, I decided that an outdoor project was too chancy. Around the same time Professor Val Williams invited me to set up a series of portrait studios in her Hastings Gallery during the 2009 Hastings Old Town Carnival Week. Accepting Val’s invitation to move the project indoors, I held 3 portrait studio sessions over a week in August and made 183 portraits. The success of those first studio sessions influenced the creation of the indoor Camden focused version of Jason Wilde’s Free Portrait Studio. A part of the JWFPS archive but also a stand alone project, these images became part of the Seaside: Photographed exhibition at the Turner Contemporary in Margate in 2019.
Knocking Dollies Out Of Bed is a portrait project made in a number of the London Borough of Camden Youth Services playcentres.
- 2015, Encontros Da Imagem International Photography Festival, Portugal
- 2010, KTHC, London. Interim Show
- 2010, Arts Council England funding
'Silly Arse Broke It' is a series of still-life montages made with a photograph of a note layered over a photograph of bricks. The photographed notes in ‘Silly Arse Broke It’ were all found on the Clarence Way council estate in Kentish Town in the London Borough of Camden. I live on the Clarence Way council estate in Kentish Town.
- 2015 - Photomonitor
- 2015 - Athens Photo Festival, Shortlisted
- 2104 - Guernsey Photography Festival
- 2014 - Creative Review Blog
- 2014 - Doc Photo Magazine
- 2014 - aCurator / June
'How to Keep My Grounder's Tea Hot In Cold Weather' is a series of still-life montages made with a photograph of a note layered over the same photograph of a ‘Camden’ sky. The photographed notes in 'How to Keep My Grounder's Tea Hot In Cold Weather' were all found in the London Borough of Camden.
'The Never Never' is the umbrella name for a series of projects that are connected through their focus on England’s social housing. The Never Never is a multi-genre study, started in 2003, that continues to expand and develop:
- Knocking Dollies Out Of Bed
- I'll Kill All Your Fish
- Vera & John
- Silly Arse Broke It