THE ONE JUMPER PROJECT WAS A SIMPLE IDEA. TRAVEL THE COUNTRY

AND PHOTOGRAPH A RANGE OF PEOPLE AGAINST A SIMPLE

BACKGROUND ALL WEARING THE SAME JUMPER

Why? Well why not is a pretty good reason. But also I like the idea that all these different people, who don't know each other, are now linked together in a small way by a jumper. I like the fact that I have had all these encounters which only came about because of the jumper. I'd have never been in a shipyard in Whitby at lunchtime on a Monday or at a Welders in Glasgow or street market in Brixton.

Although each portrait is the same there are nice clues in most of them as to where the image was taken. There are cobblestones in Edinburgh, sand and stones from the beach in Saltburn and even a nice glimpse of brick in some of the Brick lane images. These elements are not planned and if they were it would looked planned. They just happen that way.

So I want to say thanks you to the ballerina and the biker, to the stylist in Brick Lane and the rower in Glasgow and to everyone who put the jumper on and allowed me to photograph them. This is just the start of this project, I'm going to continue with the same jumper and the same background and the same open mind and see who else will wear the jumper.

CHRIS BLOTT

 

MATTHEW TRONSDALE

(Parkol Marine, Whitby)
I caught sight of Matt through the gates of Parkol Marine as I drove past. Matt is a farmer and boat painter.

 

EVA

(Bike Courier, Edinburgh)
Eva passed me at great speed in Edinburgh, but it's not that big a place with not that many female bike couriers. I tracked her down.

 

JOHN MORRIS

(Edinburgh)
I met John in Edinburgh unrelated to the project but knew instantly he had to be part of it. Great personal style and a gentleman.

 

MICHELLE

(Ballet Teacher, Edinburgh)
I photographed Michelle at Dance Base in Edinburgh just shortly before photographing Eva the cycle courier.

 

UNKNOWN

(London)
The last portrait after a long day in London. I don't know anything about this guy. I lost all my notes from that day with his name and email. He is Italian and behaved like being stopped in the street to be photographed was an everyday occurrence.

 

MIKE

(Rower, Glasgow)
Mike didn't want a copy of the photograph and wasn't that interested in why I was doing it but was happy to do it anyway. Photographed at Glasgow Rowing Club.

 

RICHARD FLAHERTY

(Middlesbrough)
Photographed Richard at the home of the Tees Valley Titans Wheelchair Basketball Team in Middlesbrough.

 

KRISTINA ANTANAITYTE

(Cornwall)
Kristina is a model and I was working with her in Cornwall on a different project. It was great to include her in the project and to photograph her as a person and not a model.

 

UNKNOWN

(London)
There is a confidence in the way people dress in London, unique from the rest of the country. I'll never wear a long black leather coat but love that this guy does.

 

UNKNOWN

(London)
Another victim of lost information by me this guy was working in a hyper cool shop in London's Brick Lane. I love that the jumper looks as good on him as it does on the welder from Glasgow.

 

DAVID STRUTHERS

(Builder, Perth)
Photographed at Murthly Castle just north of Perth.

 

UNKNOWN

(Brick Lane, London)
This guy is a stylist so of course wore the jumper as a scarf.

 

STEVE GRAHAM

(Saltburn)
This was the first image in the series and possibly the easiest. I had set up planning to photograph a local surfer when Steve walked by. I asked him, he said yes, I shot about 6 frames and that was it, over, no fuss, move on!

 

UNKNOWN

(Brixton, London)
This is the Eritrean flag, slightly lost in B+W. I tried photographing him without it but it didn't work as well.

 

ANDY SCHOFIELD

(Staiths, North Yorkshire)
Staiths is where Captain Cook first worked on ships as a young man. Andy was just walking down the street.

 

JAMIE HARVEY

(Boy, Perth)
Photographed a Murthly Castle just north of Perth.

 

DALE

(Welder, Glasgow)
This was a planned shot, I went looking for a welder and found Dale at John Tracey Welding in Glasgow.

 

UNKNOWN

(London)
Another Brixton resident and another whose name I lost. I hate that I don't have this guy's name. He was so helpful and friendly and a delight to talk to. He was working a Tapas stall on Electric Avenue in Brixton and fills the jumper better than anyone.



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