The King Street Portraits

Last Friday I launched an exhibition of prints from the King Street Portraits at the 'originalprojects' space in Great Yarmouth. Bruer Tidman and myself set up a pop-up studio back in May of this year and invited passers-by to be photographed. The generosity of spirit and support was fabulous and all credit goes to everyone who took part. The exhibition runs until 17th November at 167a King Street, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2PA. Open on Saturdays only from 10am-5pm, or by appointment with Kaavous Clayton, mbl: 07814562906. All welcome. Mark Cator, 2018, from The King Street Portraits Mark Cator, 2018, from The King Street Portraits Mark Cator, 2018, from The King Street Portraits Mark Cator, 2018

Self portrait

The worse thing about applying for a new passport is the photograph. That dispassionate, soulless face that stares back at you in the proscribed way that it has been ordered to stare back at the camera. It could never be a portrait of the self, more a bureaucratic bungle of physiognomy, an orchestration of plebian certitude. Mark Cator, self portrait, 2017 Mark Cator, self portrait, 2017 Mark Cator, self portrait, Genus, 2016

Above Great Yarmouth

I've spent a couple of weeks, with my son Oscar as 'pilot' and cameraman, bringing together a suite of images looking down on the town from above. This world from the skies is like being a small boy seeing afresh a trace of imaginations long taken for granted. It's utterly captivating as the camera continues it's vertical ascent, where eveything is peeled back in to these fragile components and the concrete adult landscape is slowly transformed in to a map of childlike invention. Mark Cator, Pleasure Beach, Great Yarmouth, 2018 Mark Cator, Nelson's Monument, Great Yarmouth, 2018 Mark Cator, Wellington Pier, Great Yarmouth, 2018 Mark Cator, Cemetry, Great Yarmouth, 2018