A photography blog with travel and feature stories by John Matthews, a photographer and flâneur based in London, England.

Edgar thanks you for seeing him in Brighton

Thank you to everyone who came to see me in Brighton last weekend in Nevermore, An Evening with Poe. Your generous response to a show that lay dormant for many years thrilled me beyond words. Many thanks also to The Old Police Cells Museum and the kind people at Brighton Town Hall for hosting the show in the deliciously decayed sub-basement of the building. I’ll have some images from the show next week and perhaps a review or two will appear in the digital ether. I’m planning on bringing the show to London, so subscribe to my podcast or my Poe page for further details!

And now back to photography and my travels through the city and the landscape of my mind.

Poe Show at the Brighton Festival Fringe 2010

Once upon a midnight dreary, mingle with master of the macabre, Edgar Allan Poe, in an absinthe-laced performance this May at the Brighton Fringe. John Matthews is Poe in this intense and intimate monologue in which Poe recounts the agonies and passions of his life and dramatises some of his most famous work including "The Raven" and "The Tell-Tale Heart".

Nevermore, An Evening with Poe at the Brighton Fringe - 20, 21, 22 May 2010!

Tales of a Flaneur (2001)

In shuffling through my digital archives, I happened upon this video I made with a friend in 2001. In the untitled piece, I glumly wander through a post-911 Hoboken to the tune of Sting’s rendition of Angel Eyes. It’s both the culmination of many years of making similar videos as a teenager (me wandering through empty landscapes in search of a pretty girl or mourning something that’s been lost) and the start of my professional flâneurism.