Image of the week

1 July 2020

This is a WIP image (I think) I’m not sure where I’m going with it or if this is its final state?

This was taken at the end of 2019 in a session which was just to make some new work for me, Ramzan (pictured) and two other models Matt & India. There were a few ideas and a bit of styling using my vintage & second hand rail and ultimately when I looked back through the images it was like we’d rolled 4 or 5 different shoots in to one session, so it’s taken me a while to collate them and decide on what goes where. Like a lot of people lockdown has been a period where I’m really thinking about my direction and creative practice and the three threads which continue to run through a lot of my work and the work I’m interested in making is fashion history, music and movement. 

Next week I will be returning to work from my studio. As the space is small I’m not expecting to work with other people inside for a little while, so I’ll be focusing on turning it into a research space, using the walls as an area to start collecting ideas and using mind mapping as a way to try and organise my thoughts. 

I’m personally finding the world quite noisy right now, so I’m hoping letting some ideas flow, will be as useful as it is productive…


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Image of the week

24 June 2020

The image is one of a series which documents the dress rehearsal of the 2019 fashion performance of MILK by movement and fashion artist Amy Ollett.

I’ve worked with this artist several times to document her creative practice,  we connect artistically with a shared interest in the exploration of movement.

Amy’s statement about the concept of MILK “I am lost in my physical anxiety, pressured as a woman to society. Suffocating in your version of my milk’s expiry.”

To join the work at such an intimate stage of its development thus being invited in to the creative process is a privilege. Whilst these images form a photo essay documenting the preparation of the performance, they also become part of our collaborative library of visual data for research and reflection purposes.

I met Amy in 2017. Amy had seen my work at my BA degree show and I’d seen her work at her MA show. Although we’d never met in person it turned out that we’d made a connection to the others work. An email from Amy led to a coffee and that that meet up sparked a creative relationship, one which means we can really develop and push our own boundaries through exploring each other’s creative practice. Since documenting MILK, I’ve continued to work with Amy as she develops her practice through returning to the exploration of movement using her own body.

Amy Ollett 
Dancer Federica 

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MILK - Photo Essay on instgram

I’ve decided to share some work on instagram in the form of a photo essay. You’re all invited to follow MILK by Amy Ollett, build over 21-25 June. 

I’ve worked with the artist Amy Ollett  several times to document her creative practice. We connect artistically with a shared interest in the exploration of movement. These images document the dress rehearsal of the 2019 fashion performance of MILK.

Amy’s statement about the concept of MILK “I am lost in my physical anxiety, pressured as a woman to society. Suffocating in your version of my milk’s expiry.” 


To join the work at such an intimate stage of its development thus being invited in to the creative process is a privilege. Whilst these images form a photo essay documenting the preparation of the performance, they also become part of our collaborative library of visual data for research and reflection purposes. .

I met Amy in 2017. Amy had seen my work at my BA degree show and I’d seen her work at her MA show. Although we’d never met in person it turned out that we’d made a connection to the others exhibition pieces. 

An email from Amy led to a coffee and that that meet up sparked a creative relationship, one which means we can really develop and push our own boundaries through exploring each other’s creative practice. Since documenting MILK, I’ve since worked with Amy as she develops her practice through returning to the exploration of movement using her own body. 


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Prints sale

I’ve started an online print shop. It’s something I’ve been planning to do for a while, but these current times we find ourselves in have given my the nudge to do it.

I’m taking part in the #ArtistSupportPledge - when I reach £1000 of print sales, I pledge to spend £200 on buying work who by other artists who are taking part in this initiative. If you have seen an image not listed which you would like to discuss purchasing, please feel free to get in touch.  Head over for a look and if you have any questions let me know.https://www.kerrycurl.com/kerrycurlshop


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Vin + Omi SS20 IG Exhibition

With exhibitions and work all pretty much being on hold for 2020, I decided to hold my own exhibition on my own instagram account. I wanted to use this as way to curate some work and share it purposefully, some kind of structure (which is not my attitude towards instagram at all) What I also wanted was something to focus on. Something to ease me back to thinking about creativity. 

I know some people have found this period as a way to get creative, boost their output but for me it’s been an opportunity to step back and look at what I’ve been making. We are bombarded with images and there’s a constant rush to make new ones. Once over the initial shock of realising my practice isn’t especially pandemic friendly, I essentially took myself on a retreat, allowing myself to work at my own pace and flit between hard drives and images as the mood took me. 

Then when I felt ready I decided to give myself a micro project of an IG exhibition, complete with poster, set dates and a planned sequence of images. 

If you missed the instgram exhibition here are the images I shared, I’ll also link to my IG at the end of this journal entry. The exhibition showed work made whilst documenting the Vin + Omi Show at London Fashion Week (LFW) in Sept 2019. It was my last show of that season and I didn’t attend LFW in February 2020, so it is entirely possible with the way things have changed that these might be the last LFW images I make. We will see…

And here’s a few bonus images I shared via IG stories. I found curating this a real challenge, what to leave in, what to leave out, the sequencing… it really was a good distraction (and a challenge) from the constant rolling bad news coming through during lockdown. I enjoyed using my instagram in this way and I will definitely do it again. 

I have A3 prints of the poster I created for the exhibition currently up for sale in my shop (yes I now have a shop, more prints being listed shortly) all profits from this print go to The Trussell Food Trust to support their network of foodbanks across the UK. 

Visit the shop 

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Image of the week

17 June 2020



Today’s image is a portrait of Matt Hales.

We made a series of portraits on a photo walk in 2018, strolling around parks in London. 

The lockdown is now lifting and I recently met with a friend in a park for a socially distanced chat. It was good to feel the grass underneath us and perhaps we’ll appreciate such simple sensations more from this point on. However the feeling of walking around without a care in the world still feels a distant memory. For now. 


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Matt’s instagram 




Image of the week

10 June 2020

This weeks image is of Eto. 

This is a previously unpublished image from work made for Disorder Magazine in 2018. (Which you can see here) Styled by Alex Hill,  the editorial demonstrated that ‘fashion’ editorials can work perfectly well when there’s secondhand and vintage fashions in the mix. 

During lockdown I’ve been revisiting work I’ve already made and it’s been really good to work slow and to return to look at work with fresh eyes. Making new work from the old.  This image has also just been successfully accepted in to my Photo Vogue portfolio which you can see here  

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Louis for Crumb Agency

The final person I photographed before lockdown. The very last one.   At least my final day working in my studio was both busy and full of human interaction. Having worked my way through two portrait sessions that day, Louis from Crumb Agency was my third and final one of the day.  It did feel like something was imminent, but lockdown was something still happening in other countries, it wasn’t ‘real’ in the UK yet. 

During this shoot Louis and I were chatting about the future, we’d both been researching universities, Louis for his BA and me for a MA. Such a recent conversation yet it seems so long ago now. I took my time editing these, choosing the final selections was no easy task but there was also a part of me that didn’t want that last little piece of ‘normal’ to leave me. However as discussed in our uni chat Louis must fly the nest and so here is a selection of portraits of Louis. 



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Joel for Crumb Agency


In March before we all went in to lockdown I had a day of portrait sessions with some amazing humans from Crumb Agency.  My studio is small, tucked behind what was a gallery in Norwich. Years ago it would have been a shop and I suspect the space I occupy was a store room and/or at some point possibly living quarters? I should really do some investigating but it’s never really occurred to me until recent days. A case of absence makes the heart grow fonder maybe.


It’s very much an art studio as opposed to a clinical photographic studio. It’s my space to make work, to meet up with people, drink tea, and listen to music. At some point I will head back in to work from there (and hopefully make work from there) but for now here is a selection of portraits of Joel, made from my last day in my space before we were all told to stay at home.


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Print shop now added

I’ve now added a shop to the website. More prints will be added shortly but I’ve decided to start with an A3 poster of my recent instagram exhibition . All profits from this print will be donated to The Trussell Trust to support  a UK network of food banks and their campaign work. This photographic poster is from my digital exhibition held on my instagram account during the  Covid-19 lockdown. The exhibition formed a photo essay of my time documenting  from a backstage perspective at the  Vin+Omi SS20 show at London Fashion Week at the Savoy London. 

Printed on Fuji Crytstal archive paper.

£35 FREE UK P&P 

£6 P&P Everywhere else

VISIT THE SHOP 

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Image of the week

3 June 2020

India. 2017.

Styling Alex Hill.

With thanks to Wake Up Little Susie Vintage for the loan of the blouse. The true seventies trousers I sourced on ebay and they remain in my vintage collection. Amazingly they’d  been owned by the sellers mother who had them from new. 

 As I write this post I am sat in the same room, next to the piano in the image and it really doesn’t feel like three years ago we made this work. How strange time is.  







Image of the week

27 May 2020

Documenting the rehearsal of MILK. A fashion performance by artist Amy Ollett, featuring dancers Federica and Danielle. 


Taken in 2019 , I’ve looked back at these images during lockdown and wondered when touch like this will be allowed again…

Amy did a really fabulous interview with Verse Magazine about this collection which you can read here 

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Image of the week

Weds 20 May 2020.

Sleep to dream. 

It’s lockdown. Like many people I’ve been wondering how to the way the world has changed will effect how we work. How I work. I saw someone describe these current times as like being in a snow globe. As the shaking stops or at least begins to feel less vicious, I’m feeling ready to think about what could be next. 

Of course we don’t know…

I’m looking back at all the work I have been lucky enough to make so far. As an ex blogger (before everyone blogged and in 2010 hardly anyone knew what a blog was and when you told them, the idea of throwing words out in to the internet which might be read by no-one was an odd concept. How times have changed. How lots has changed.

So ten years on I may now use the the word ‘journal’ instead of ‘blog’  but either way a new regular post (feature?) will be the Image of the week, possibly new work, possibly work that’s been made a while. We will see how it develops. 

Image - portrait of Jordan Wake. 2019.


Instagram Exhibition

With the current Covid19 situation meaning my plans for exhibitions and events are currently on hold, I decided to share some work via an instagram exhibition. Vin + Omi SS20 takes a look at a selection of images made whilst documenting backstage at the runway show at London Fashion Week September 2019.  The collection ‘Sting’ explores sustainable fashion, creating textiles using nettles from Prince Charles’s Highgrove Estate. 

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British Journal of Photography- Portrait of Britain 2019

The  British Journal of Photography Presents Portrait of Britain 2019.


I’m delighted to have my portrait of Norwich Blogger and stylist Karen James Welton (aka The Fabulous Miss K) selected to be part of the British Journal of Photography’s Portrait of Britain 2019. Selected as a winning image from thousands of entries, Karens portrait joins an exhibition of 100 Portraits which is now live on public screens across the country until the end of September. Portrait of Britain is described as the UK’s biggest exhibition of portraiture.


The work is being exhibited across JCDecaux’s nationwide screens, appearing in public places throughout the UK including highstreets, bus stops, rail stations, shopping centres and airports. The 100 winning images join a further 100 shortlisted images to create a Portrait of Britain Vol 2 photobook, published by Hoxton Mini Press and is available direct form the publisher or via Amazon.


You can read a few thoughts behind this image and some of the other winning/short listed images over on The Shutterhub Blog If you do see this image on the screens I’d love it if you could take a picture and send it to me. The full exhibition is also online if you’d like a look through all the winning and shortlisted entries. 


I also had work selected to be in Portrait of Britain 2017, which you can take a look at here.


Thanks to Karen for this portrait session. I was testing out some ideas for what I hope will lead to a new project. More images from this photoshoot to come. Karen is represented by Crumb Agency.


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