[Manuel Harlan photography] “Your majesty must behave, or, endeavour to do so” 1786. Three years after the Treaty of Paris, the King’s mind is unravelling. Plagued by bouts of porphyria and suspected bipolar disorder, which ultimately led to the Regency Crisis of 1788, what first passes for eccentricity descends into the intelligible ramblings of a … More ‘The Madness of George III’
“I’m holding my entire head together – the skin and the shell…of me. I’m falling absolutely inside of myself” We open in a photography studio, natural light emanating across space, and the sounds of the outside world drifting in through the windows. It is still. Enter Alex, a man with much on his mind, but … More ‘Sea Wall’
[Johan Persson Photography] It’s 1974, and Britain has a hung Parliament. Infighting, backstabbing, breaking tradition and, strangely, a staggering number of deaths. We follow almost a full Labour term in office pre-Thatcher’s win, and the lengths each party will go to maintain a majority. The Good Politically, socially, and economically, the 70s in Britain were … More ‘This House’
Has a year really passed, or did we just dream it? This is the first time in a while that I’ve been able to write something with the full intention to hit ‘publish’. So if you’re seeing this, the odds of more to follow are ever in your favour. Or mine. Something like that. It’s … More Still Alive (still in lockdown)
[Johan Persson Photography] “Turn that over-light off! Turn that off! I won’t be looked at in this merciless glare.” The French Quarter in New Orleans. Evicted from the family home, Blanche arrives at her sister’s apartment, trying to escape the ruins of her life back in Mississippi. A steel structure of the Kowalski apartment rotates. … More ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’
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