With just hours to spare, my entries are in for this year's Photography Book Now competition, run by Blurb. I was lucky enough last year to garner an honourable mention for my book She Lives Here. This year I've entered the Portfolio category with a compilation of four projects. Three of these make separate appearances in the editorial category: The Spaces Between, Other People's Windows and They Live There. Fingers crossed!

Natural (de)fences

As part of an anti-graffiti initiative in Queensland, many fences are painted with murals in the hope street artists will respect other people's work and not spray or tag over the top of it. I shot these as part of a wider series of work about boundaries and the ways in which we divide and categorise land.

Concrete classics

Back from Australia and sorting through my shots. It wasn't a photography trip... but you know how it is. Saw quite a few wonderful concrete casts inspired by marble masterpieces. These look quite out of place in suburban gardens, and, even more oddly, discarded at the back of a discount kitchen showroom on an industrial estate.

Park proxy

If you can't make it into Hyde Park to catch a rough translation of light in the Serpentine Bar & Kitchen, take a stroll through the online gallery. It's just like the real experience... minus the ducks and deckchairs.

Hung up

Just back from Hyde Park and delighted with how my first exhibition looks in the Serpentine Bar & Kitchen. The white frames really ping out from the deep mulberry walls. 32 hang inside and outside the central octagonal pavilion in Patrick Gwynne's sharp 60s building. £10 from the sale of each print will go to Shelter, the housing and homelessness charity.

Solo show

Very excited to announce my first solo show will go up next week at the Serpentine Bar & Kitchen in Hyde Park. I'm in the middle of framing 32 Polaroid diptychs that form the series 'a rough translation of light'. I'm sure the broken glass and blood will all be worthwhile!

Social studies

The last of the snow... and the beginning of a new series of photos. This inner east London churchyard and playground in the inner west are the first in an exploration of the (small) social spaces set aside in big cities. How long will spaces like these hold out against rising offers from private developers?

Thank you

This truly wonderful post over at A Photo Student inspired me to get in touch with two of my favourite photographers and thank them for inspiring me.

"With the hope of putting a little smile on the face of a miserable, cold, starving photographer, I am officially declaring this Appreciate A Photographer Week. What does this mean? Each day for one week, I’m going to contact a photographer I’ve never talked to before and tell them how much I love their work."

I've just emailed Brad Moore (above, top) and James Griffioen (above, bottom) whose photos always surprise and delight and whose websites I visit often. And now they know!

Final indignity

I braved the icy pavements for my final day shooting The Abandoned Forest. Some discarded trees fared worse than others!

Double up

I hope you get a chance to view the new walls on my website. I've now added galleries for The Abandoned Forest – touching photos of discarded Christmas trees, and They Live There – a series shot on one suburban street as a follow up to last year's series shot in one suburban home.

All white

Some more of my favourite frames from the suburban snow shoot. These were shot on St Bede's Close, Durham - I challenged myself not to leave the street I started on!

White out

I like the way snow makes selective changes to streetscapes. It obscures some features completely, and highlights those left uncovered. Things that may have gone unnoticed are thrown into sharp relief, making them appear more important. I spent a day shooting on just one street, recording what the snow left on show. I'll post the full series on my website soon.