Author Archives: George

To Whom it May Concern:

You may have noticed that my blog page hasn’t been up to much in recent days (years!). Just in case you stumble across it and assume George Torode has perished tragically then sweat not. I’m still knocking around on-line just sharing work on more conventional platforms. You can find these by following the link CLICK HERE! You […]

The Survivors

A locust that has grown too big for my lizard to eat (and has subsequently bridged the void from prey to pet) and the re-flowering of an orchid thought to be dead. These are the survivors in my home. Against the odds their abrasive beauties have blossomed.

Portraits from Pinter Prize

After documenting the Pinter Prize for English PEN at the British Library last night I came away with several portraits. The one of winner, James Fenton was used by the Guardian HERE. It accompanies the transcript of the speech made by Julian Barnes about James as an introduction to him receiving the award. I took […]

Questioning perceptions

See my previous post HERE for my motivation for subverting how we are trained to perceive reality. This style of photography which combines filters and shallow depths of field with the strong sunlight is done in camera. The image below I dismissed at fist for being way too surreal – then I released that was why […]

Drifting en route

According to the rules of quantum mechanics, the boundary between the ‘world out there’ and our own subjective consciousness are blurred. When physicists look at atoms or particles of light, what they see depends on how they have set up their experiment. This concept comforted me recently when I was crammed into a train at rush […]

Portrait of James

Taken in the basement of a derelict building – way on down South London Town.

Station to Station at The Barbican

I just filmed Pedro Reyes’ conversations at Station to Station at the Barbican for  The Lisson Gallery. South American artist, Reyes contucted a series of investigative conversations with a range of different spiritual leaders from Rastas to Shamans, over the course of a weekend and called it Spiritual Speed-date. This is Reyes with a Suffi Muslim and a Catholic […]

Cirque De La Quirk at the Isle of Wight Festival

The Midnight Bakery were asked to transfer their unique combination of hedonism and circus performance to the Bohemian Wood stage and area at the Isle of Wight Festival this year. They had the entirety of Saturday to enthral festival goers with performance, games, magic, music and a kissing booth. I was employed to get the […]

Le Bayon product shoot

We had fun last week on this shoot, documenting the designs of Le Bayon – a theatrical costume designer. We shot a tonne of looks quite chaotically but got great results. These are just a few.

The Dance

Spring is close now From darkness emerges the light We dance the dance again Something new that I’ve been working on this week. I’ve been studying Matisse and thinking about the springtime and how we mark seasonal and astral transitions with dance. I’m aware that there’s a solar eclipse and a supermoon coinciding with the […]