This page contains selected information about all Roving Eye photographers.
Jason Paul Gray
Anna Bean"I am a freelance photographic artist and a lecturer at the School of Creative Arts, Hull College. I create surreal tableaux inspired by old masters, myths, fairy tales, cult films and television programmes watched as a child. I usually collaborate with friends and family who appear as subjects within my work and they adore dressing up and transforming into new, sometimes absurd characters. My work also links strongly to the themes of the Gothic and the Uncanny. I would describe my work as darkly enchanting and familiar yet uncomfortably strange."
Andrew WelfordAndrew Welford was drawn to the creative side of the force as a young lad and found a love for art and drawing early in his life. He entered the world of photography over 35 years ago when he received his first SLR camera as a Christmas present from his parents, the now legendary Fujica STX-1. Over the years Andrew has embraced digital and loves the high-end editing and manipulation that today’s software and camera technology offers. Andrew has a love for Gothic architecture, Landscapes, Nature and Portraiture. Andrew is not seen very often without his camera.
David Drasdo"I have has been fascinated by photography since the 1960’s, when I use to rescue negatives from the kitchen bin where my dad would throw them after returning from the chemist with the holiday snaps. My first proper camera, a Praktica MTL3 was bought in the late 70’s and was soon followed by an upgrade to a Pentax ME Super and then my own darkroom which was set up in the kitchen after tea. After a gap of over 15 years due to family stuff I came back to photography to find everything had gone digital. After trying most subjects and genres, I seem to be leaning more and more towards a street/documentary/reportage style photography. Although I do still have a keen interest in all types of landscape photography."
George NorrisGeorge Norris spent much of his early life trawling the streets and tenfoots of Hull with his horse looking for scrap metal; It is from this tough background (the sometimes bleak neighbourhoods, the people the exceptional memorable characters) that George formulated his photojournalistic approach to his art. Photographs which (without any narcissism) show where Hull has been, their aim to keep the fading memories fresh in the hope of informing and delighting new generations of our shared history. - RE remix from an original article by Ian Farrow
Jason Paul Gray"I was born & saved in Hull. I discovered what I can do relatively recently; a couple of years ago when I was ill with nothing to do, no one around & nothing to play with apart from the phone in my hand. Journeys between home & the doctor’s surgery became urbexual adventures that allowed me to indulge my psychedelic sensibilities by forcing a cacophony of colour on to the crumbling homes being torn apart around me. I love abandoned places, fungi, anything old & worn out, religious art, natural structures, graves, lost toys, dead birds, rust, the bent, the battered, the broken & Anlaby Road flyover. Do say hello if you see me under there."
Leila Reeves"Born in Bristol..1975. Came to hull to visit for 2 weeks...that was in 2000, I'm still here. Mum, science technician, photographer. We look, we remember. Recording this with the immediacy of a camera, fits for me. The expression comes in the after fact. Dissection, manipulation of these images...these instant, visual records. My work is everyday. This is my life. It's full...it's progressing. I opened a box... "
Kevin RudeforthKevin Rudeforth is the originator of Roving Eye and has been taking photographs since buying his first SLR (Fujica STX1) in the late 1970s. He is mostly interested in the broken urban world though has been known to find solace in trees and other aspects of the natural experience..
Pen ListerWords will come
Philip DysonPhilip Dyson is based in Markham Ontario, and his love affair with photography started in the 90’s. As a Hairstylist working on fashion and beauty shoots, his curiosity developed into a growing passion for photography. Dyson explores 2 very different sides of the art – Nature and man-made beauty.
Phill Clarkson"My art teacher at school said to me "Phill, you have the passion but you cannot draw or paint to save your life, you should consider the world of abstraction or photography". I ignored this advice and decided upon a career in sales instead. Many motorway miles and many years later a friend lent me a 'decent' camera, and I was hooked... for life. I see the world in pictures. The sales patter, briefcase and company car are long gone and now my only income comes via my camera, from weekend wedding photography commissions or from the sales of my photographic and 'digital art prints' in galleries and on the world wide web."
Steve CobbyMusician. Producer. Déclassé records owner operator. Fila Brazillia co founder. Pork recordings co-creator. Father of 2. Hull City supporter. Self taught photographic hobbyist.
Verity AdrianaAs a practitioner I am interested in concept and aesthetics, and challenging perceptions and how we see. I am interested in how the boundaries of photography can be explored in the way it is made and viewed. My current ongoing project aims to connect the viewer with the sublime through the medium of light. The images are photographs, a medium made of light, that show ephemeral moments that transform the perception of everyday subject matter. I am interested in how the atmosphere of light can change a place that is usually overlooked into something beautiful, and how that light can connect the viewer to the sublime moment. The work is also shown using light and different surfaces and spaces to bring out this transformative illuminative quality in the image itself, and to create an immersive experience. I am currently working on a photographic and video installation with projection on various screens and surfaces, which the viewer can interact with and be part of, as to create an immersive experience.