|Staring at the surreal after the German Right party Alternative für Deutschland|
makes gains in the September 2017 elections. Image Frank Gehry buildings in
26 Sep 2017
Danke, Deutschland – Alternative Für Deutschland Party Thanks Supporters as it Breaks Through Twelve Percent .
31 May 2017
Berlin's role as the de facto leader of the European Union has long been recognised. Germany’s seat at the club of world powers for the 21st century has just come of age. It has accepted the mantle of power.
9 Apr 2017
Those who know history understand well that none can win a war over another culture while it exists in any shape or form.
The folly of the Bush administration to attack the Islamic world after 9/11 has long been apparent. What wasn’t apparent is the scale of the response to the West’s badly constructed intervention.
Although fractured in parts due to old sectarian fault lines the Islamic world can hold out for ever to western efforts to bring it into line with its liberal principals. Culture change must come from within.
|After a lethal truck attack by Islamic extremists in Stockholm, |
Sweden questions its EU borders policy and whether less openness is a safer option.
Image from series "Periphery"
The latest attacks in London and Sweden by “Lone wolfs” who are prepared to sacrifice the lives of innocents and themselves is just the beginning of the beginning.
What if the trucks used were laden with chemical or bio-logical weapons.
It is only a matter of time before a cornered Isis resorts to these terror tactics. Better to accept that Isis exists and will continue to mutate in reaction to perceived western interference. Better to negotiate now than wait until negotiations are untenable and the word is plunged into a permanent conflict with the Muslim world akin to the two centuries of Crusader wars of the middle ages.
Better not to corner the beast which may prove to be more savage than one’s self.
28 Mar 2017
|Image from series Divided Cities - the Road to Damascus.|
1977 - 1989 Northern Ireland
1990 - 1991 Revolutions in Eastern Europe with special focus on Romania & Bulgaria
1990 - 1991 The Gulf War, Kuwait, Iraq, Syria, Intifada Israel & Palestine
1991 - 1992 The Break-up of USSR in the republic of Moldova
1992 The Siege of Sarajevo
1992 - 1995 Bosnia, Croatia & Serbia
Divided Cities continues the social and political journey through Europe and the Levant.
It commences in Belfast in 1973 and continues to the present.
Berlin 1989 Fall of the Wall,
This journey explores the role of culture and tradition in Romania during a time of extreme austerity, uncertainty and romantic courage during post communism. The project documents how a culture and its people survived the near collapse of its society.
European Union; The Art of Superstate 2001-2017
A series of portraits and images of daily life focuses on Western European Society's preoccupation with neo pluralism and multi-culturalism. The rise of the Euroskeptics and the Brexit referendum are illustrated though pictures from Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and the UK.
15 Jan 2017
|Mists clear over Stonehenge during the 2017 new years day . |
The ancient pillars have stood the test of time for their connection with the people and its environment.
From the series "Antiquity."
5 Dec 2016
13 Nov 2016
3 Oct 2016
|Hard border between Northern Ireland (UK) and the|
Republic of Ireland during the "Troubles." 1969 -1990.
Hungary's new border fences are the result of
new troubles brought about by EU policy
over free movement of people. Image 1983
19 Sep 2016
|Brexit revolution throws the EU into decline. Across Europe the Nation State|
is asserting its primacy over a weak and mistrusted Brussels leadership to create
a Federalist Superstate. image England 2016
21 Aug 2016
On a hillside above Barsana village in remote Maramures, (a district of northern Romania) Grigore Lese – regarded internationally as the leader of Romanian traditional and pastoral music - created an extraordinary event of musical theatre.