The Baby Farmer…

Well it is finally here! The Baby Farmer has been birthed into the world featuring an incredible tale of darkness, madness and pain in 19th century London. The show is gripping in its intensity and not for the faint of heart. I highly recommend getting down to Brightspace Gallery to see the show and the accompanying exhibition from the wonderfully talented Chloe Neath. The images burn into the mind and give a strong visual reference to the narration from Nick Ravenswood, the twisted but greatly talented mind behind The Laudanum Project. A big shout out to Gareth whose musical accompaniment and vocals lent a palpable tension to the whole performance.

To top it all off, Chloe and Nick have written and illustrated a book together of the Baby Farmer. Below are some detail shots of the images and words within (At the back of the book are some of the photos I shot last year).

The images below were shot with my 90mm macro lens for a very shallow depth of field. I love how you can see the detailed texture of the paper stock in the book, but if you want to see more…well you will just have to buy one for yourself!

The Baby Farmer exhibition, play and book return to Brightspace Gallery in St Kilda this coming Friday, Saturday & Sunday (March 31st & April 1st & 2nd) To secure your tickets go to: The Baby Farmer

Video of ‘The Baby Farmer’ Performance



The Baby Farmer…

“Would you like to hear a story children?
The Baby Farmer is coming”

Well, I feel it is time again for some more Laudanum Project madness. Freaks extraordinaire, devilishly clever, a visual feast not for the faint of heart!

The images are from my latest photos shoot with Alphonse Cheese-Probert and his performance troupe, The Laudanum Project, with their latest offering…The Baby Farmer. Be afraid, be very afraid!

Malham Tarn…

Malham Tarn, Yorkshire. Location of a scene from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.


An Article in The Age newspaper…

Very excited to have a feature article in this weeks Sunday Age! They heard about the book and contacted us earlier this week to organise an interview and photoshoot at the market. We managed to round up several of the stall holders and their products and you can see all of the images on The Age website below.


(The Age article by Carolyn Webb and images by Chris Hopkins)

The book “Meet me at Market…

And here is the book….finished, printed and selling fast!

We have done a limited edition print run so once they are all sold that will be it! Take a look at our Facebook page for more info.

You can purchase a copy of the book via the link below or, if you are local, head out to our stall at St Andrews Market and come and say hello!

working on layout from the book

working on layout from the book

working on a layout from the book

working on a layout from the book

Final proofing before print

Final proofing before print

The book cover

The book cover

Purchase the book here –

St Andrew’s Market…

“St Andrew’s Market” is an ongoing ‘slow’ project, a collaboration between myself and Anthropologist, Jo Skuse. The bush market is a weekly ritual for us both and our love of this local treasure, and the people behind it, is what inspired us to embark on this joint project. We interview one person a week, sitting down with a nice hot chai and a voice recorder for 30 minutes. What emerges are stories of connection, community and an enduring love of the market, it’s people and environment. The market celebrated its 40th birthday this year and we hope that we can add to that ongoing history with our collection of stories and images.

You can see more images for this post in my Web Gallery under Projects

Updates on the BOOK will be posted on the Blog…