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J A Mortram
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Edition of 10, signed, numbered, dated. A3 Hahnemühle archive Photo Rag Baryta 315 gsm paper, printed upon a Canon Pro1. 

Mail : james.mortram@hotmail.co.uk for details. 

For stories featuring David (Pictured) please visit http://smalltowninertia.co.uk/tag/david
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‪#‎smalltowninertia‬ ‪#‎fundraising‬ Taking orders on  numbered/signed A3 handmade prints. Edition of 10 only. james.mortram@hotmail.co.uk for info. X
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#smalltowninertia Tilney1 Apartment, March 2015 

Full story update coming soon. 

Previous stories with Tilney1 can be found here : http://smalltowninertia.co.uk/tag/tilney1
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#smalltowninertia Market Town : David : As cold as clay

Throughout the course of 2014, I visited David frequently, documenting his daily routines, listening to his memories, fears, dreams and frustrations as he navigated a year filled with challenges as a result of his being blinded in a freak accident, compounded by the loss of his beloved Mother, Eugene.

Eugene’s passing left a wound, for David, every part as brutal as the loss of his sight. Days, weeks alone, isolation and enforced solitude permeated every waking day and night.

Fear of the outside world had taken centre stage, fear of bullying, verbal abuse from unseen strangers, as he made his way through the crowded streets and roads into market town for food.

For the full story, please visit, http://smalltowninertia.co.uk/market-town-david-as-cold-as-clay

Coming story update in 2015.
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‪#‎smalltowninertia‬ Never made an 'edition' of prints before. Quite exciting. 10, ever, that's it. Mad. Photos to come tomorrow.
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‪#‎smalltowninertia‬ Working on the layout for coming Tilney1 story. next week I’ll complete the last round of interviews and transcribe, add any other images and hopefully post live to site.

Such things we bury within us. Such fears, voices, seeming insignificances, memories and scars.

Imagine an internal strobe light that flashes the detritus of a life lived endlessly. Imagine there might be a code, a purpose, a line through the very heart of all the events and shadows of your life. Imagine sewing and stitching every element of your personal history together in an attempt to understand the present so obsessively that the past becomes your every waking moment.

Loud, bright and clear. In focus. Imagine you can remember everything, every detail of every experience. Imagine these are the thoughts that occupy you, inhabit you and you can’t turn their volume down.

I first began to document the artist and poet Tilney1 in 2009 whilst I was volunteering at a local drop in Mental Health Arts group. Both the creativity and honesty of his work left a huge impression upon me.

This coming update will focus on the day to day battles Tilney1 faces, enduring a life with paranoid schizophrenia.

The past year, Tilney1 has been without any reliable professional help, struggled with finances, eating, isolation, medication and the weight of his conditions symptoms.

His endless stream of consciousness writings, collages filling journals and adorning his walls, his VCR constantly playing films that touch upon many of his ‘memory loops’ and the release through art have been a constant, though.

Tilney1 has also taken steps to deal with quitting smoking and begun vaping, though a rise in his compulsive spending and hoarding is proving problematic.

One vast positive has been his use of the Mind mental health line.

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Previews of coming story with Tilney1.

This coming update will focus on the day to day battles Tilney1 faces, enduring a life with paranoid schizophrenia.

The past year, Tilney1 has been without any reliable professional help, struggled with finances, eating, isolation, medication and the weight of his conditions symptoms.

His endless stream of consciousness writings, collages filling journals and adorning his walls, his VCR constantly playing films that touch upon many of his ‘memory loops’ and the release through art have been a constant, though.

Tilney1 has also taken steps to deal with smoking and begun vaping, though a rise in his compulsive spending and hoarding is proving problematic.

One vast positive has been his use of the Mind mental health line.
Full story coming soon.

Previous stories with Tilney1 can be found here : http://smalltowninertia.co.uk/tag/tilney1
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Cheers!. 

No worries RE sharing, I can't see the point of knowing anything and not sharing it, defeats the object, really. 

Love shooting TriX film, but in super, super low light, I turn to a 24mm f1.4 that can only be used on a D700 DSLR body, from memory, these today were at 800ISO at f1.4. 
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An essay looking at the Work of J.A. Mortram and his Small Town Inertia project, on the Disphotic photography blog.
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#smalltowninertia has domains to be renewed. You can help keep it online by donating via PPal to james.mortram@gmail.com or various prints available from #smalltowninertia All A3, hand printed, archive paper & signed. Message me here for the info! X Thanks! 
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Just found out ‪#‎smalltowninertia‬ is nominated for the Prix Pictet, what a lovely, humbling surprise.
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