Monday, 13 August 2018


(c) Rob Hudson

I am holding an exhibition of photographs as part of Brighton Photo Fringe 2018 (BPF18). The theme is the Landscape. The venue is Regency Town House, 13, Brunswick Square, Hove BN3 1EH and the exhibition will run from 29th September to 28th October and shall be open from 5pm to 8pm on Saturday 29th September, 12 noon to 6pm on Sunday 30th September and from 12 noon t0 6pm Thursday to Sunday only thereafter. 

You can view the trailers here - and here -

During the course of “Over the Hill”, I contacted several photographers who specialised in Landscape and Seascape photography and, with this exhibition, I thought it would be interesting to examine the way in which these photographers adapted their approach, if at all, to photographing a person(me). Then I expanded that to include works where the environment in which the shoot took place was a significant factor in creating the image and, therefore, was important to the composition of the shot.

I am very pleased to say that the following photographers have agreed to take part:-

Samin Ahmadzadeh
Joan Alexander
Valda Bailey
Alex Bamford
Jacqui Booth
Alex Boyd
Linda Brownlee
Al Brydon
Joanne Coates
Elissa Jane Diver
Sara Gaynor
Michela Griffith
Annette Habel
Amanda Harman
Julia Horbaschk
Rob Hudson
Max Langran
Thea Lovering
Rachel Maloney
Denise Myers
Martha Orbach
Mirja Paljakka
Clare Park
Wendy Pye
Simon Roberts
Tina Rowe
Stephen Segasby
Brian David Stevens
David Wares
Hannah Wirgman
Joseph Wright

I am also holding a Forum discussion evening on Wednesday 17th October, details of which will be issued in due course.

Please note that there is some nudity in the photographs.

Monday, 1 January 2018


OVER THE HILL by Roberto Foddai

‘Alright boys, this is it, over the hill’ is the intro of the song “Bring on Lucie” by John Lennon and, although the phrase ‘over the hill’ has somewhat negative connotations, it is announced on the record in a very positive way by Lennon who goes on to sing ‘Do it, do it, do it, do it now!’ and so, for me, the title of this exhibition is optimistic despite the double meaning.

In May 2007, I answered an advertisement in Time Out from Graeme Montgomery, whom I know now to be an extremely talented professional photographer. He was compiling a book of nudes and wanted to photograph the first 100 people to answer the advert so I thought ‘why not?’ and went along and found that I was number one! Strangely enough, two other photographers advertised in the following two issues of Time Out, this time for people to pose for portraits, and they both photographed me subsequently. That was that for a while until, in February 2008, I answered an advert in our local newspaper from a student, Daisy Lang, who wanted to photograph people with illnesses for her final year’s project. Subsequently, I discovered that there were many photographers advertising on the Internet for models for particular projects. I wrote an email to the first photographer explaining that I was 57 and had Parkinson’s Disease and that ‘I wanted to continue on my path of being photographed by different people during the course of my illness’. Suddenly, as I wrote those words, I realised that I had my own project.

Since then, over 400 different photographers have photographed and filmed me and it has been incredibly interesting and exciting as I have seen the project develop day by day. I have met many wonderful, skilful people many of whom, normally, I would never have met let alone spent several hours with them.

It has been a fascinating journey. I have always loved photography but never had the patience or skill to practice it successfully. However, being a model has enabled me to collaborate with brilliant practitioners of the art and to be part of the artistic photographic process.

I decided on "Over the Hill" as the title of the project in January 2009 but I had not discussed this with anyone until I met Roberto Foddai a few weeks later to talk about his ideas for our shoot. He produced two pieces of headgear he wanted me to wear and said that one of them had some wording on it which he felt was somewhat ironic. He turned it over and on the front were the words  – ‘Over the Hill’.
Free the people, now.
Do it, do it, do it, do it now.

Tim Andrews