My name's Joel. I'm an artist and educator living in Central America.

I made this website about anti-racist activism in London. My latest film is called The Owl & the Pussycat.

Click the links above to see my other work.

5th October 2012

Photoset

Fountain/post-apocaplysemobile on the Southbank

Tagged: southbankmyphotographylondon

30th June 2012

Post

Something great happened on the Southbank on Tuesday night

Crowds stand beneath the London Eye, 
floodlit, looking apocalyptic.
Overhead a helicopter blasts POETRY in military bursts
through the spokes of the wheel and onto the people below.

The people grab at the POETRY.
Children wrestle for the POETRY.
Mad rugby scrums and scrambles and skirmishes for POETRY.
Tourists and families and lovers and teenagers and everyone runs
laughing, fiercely, cheering, victoriously grasping or desperately flailing
towards POETRY.

Friends pose for pictures with their haul,
Climbing trees, scouring the ground, searching for more, more POETRY.
They carry piles of it, like gold bars. 
Two bashful young boys approach me
Do you have a poem?
No.
Do you want one?
They offer a spread toward me, like street magicians.
I try to make a game of it but they’re businesslike,
just sharing the load.  

The helicopter withdraws, circling grateful citizens whooping and waving.
One teenager, hands full of splayed poems in the evening heat, struts across the grass
It’s fannin’ time, innit! 

This is genius.

Tagged: artslondonpoetrysouthbanksummermywriting

10th June 2012

Photo with 1 note

Climbing the Southbank Centre

Climbing the Southbank Centre

Tagged: londonsouthbankstreet artmyphotography