George Coles


In 1982 my eureka moment was to discover a book of photographs by Henri Cartier Bresson which was soon followed by the works of Robert Frank, Lee Friedlander, Andre Kertesz, Tony Ray Jones and Martin Parr. My first Leica camera was in my hand not long after and thus began a 30 year love affair with these beautiful machines. I taught myself the rudiments of developing and printing and have only ever worked in black and white…

In the early nineties after a series of trips to Eastern Europe the cameras were put on a shelf in favour and necessity of making a living, paying a mortgage, renovating a house, and three children.

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An Ark in the UK

Thanks to all of those of you came along to see the cabinets in 2016, hopefully I’’ll give them another airing during 2017. Here’s a film clip of the ‘Ark’ from the very talented young film maker Caleb Yule with a sound track from Roy Harper’s 1973 album ‘Lifemask’. Watch the video here…



Spring News

I’ve had the winter months away from trudging the streets with a camera in favour of digging our allotment, (which is looking the likely candidate for the next photo project)…more of that later.

A couple of things happening…

This realm, this Britain

Postcards from the Sceptic Isle will be out on the 23rd March, eight of my photographs with some apt and pithy quotes for our time from old Bill Shakespeare himself.

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Life of Brighton

The next…Life of Brighton will be on display during May,(proudly not part of Brighton festival), in that esteemed venue…my workshop 68A BN1 4QJ. Pythons Life of Brian meets the British seaside, consisting of 10 A1 posters with 150 images, that “always look on the bright side” of Brighton.