Special Projects

The Concept

Fuck Off, I Love You was a collaborative photographic project conceived by myself and realised in collaboration with photographer Dan Wilton.

The concept was simple - to capture the emotive and cathartic outburst of energy from swearing to camera - a freeze frame moment in mid action. Swearing is unarguably a hugely powerful tirade on the senses, not only for the person swearing but also for the person/people on the receiving end.

A personal and emotive project for both myself and Dan WIlton, Fuck Off, I Love You combined a total of sixty of our friends captured on a homogenous portrait style, shot on medium format film, showcasing the raw moments of emotion and facial expression, ranging from anger and rage to to humour and simple bewilderment.

Whereas one would search for flawlessness and beauty in conventional portraiture, imperfections and facial contortions were the driving force behind this project. Images have been captured that are far from flattering: eyes closed, faces abnormally crumpled. Therein lies the charm of Fuck Off, I Love You.

The Exhibition

Fuck Off, I Love You ran from 19th - 26th August 2010, at The Londonewcastle Project Space on Redchurch Street in Shoreditch with a private view taking place on the evening of the 19th, attended by some four hundred people and covered by Vice, Dazed & Confused, I-D and The Sunday Times to name a few.

This is a little film I made shooting behind the scenes on the 'Fuck Off, I Love You' photo shoot
with myself and photographer Dan Wilton. I think it gives you a good idea of what went on
over the month of May 2010, and how we ended up with the images for the exhibition.

Fuck knows what the neighbours were thinking.