Arts: Visual

robert-polidori-cubaMany of the stories I’ve written have had a strong visual element to them, and I’ve worked on features with such fine photographers as Seamus Murphy (in Bosnia), Pieter Hugo (in Mozambique), Ziyah Gafić (in Belarus), Simon Roberts (in Scotland), and Don McCullin and Jackie Nickerson (both in Ireland).

antony-brendan-gormleyThree further visually-led stories I’ve enjoyed working on are: a profile of the great American “photographer of habitat” Robert Polidori; a Sunday Times article on British sculptor Antony Gormley (and his charity chief executive brother Brendan); and a feature on an installation in Ireland created by horticultural artist Tony Heywood and sound experimentalist David Toop. Further arts pieces are here.

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Philip Watson is an experienced freelance journalist who has written articles on a wide variety of subjects. His in-depth features range from 9/11 to the Poker Million tournament, fathers’ rights to Chernobyl children, Miles Davis to (a film version of) James Joyce’s Ulysses, British soldiers injured in Afghanistan to the Peace One Day campaign, and the Irish boom to the Irish bust. Interviews and profiles extend from Martin Scorsese to Claudia Schiffer, Paul Weller to William Boyd, conman “King Con” to F1 driver “Fast” Eddie Irvine, Antony Gormley to Antoine de Caunes, and maverick British inventor James Dyson to radical American comic Lenny Bruce. Philip gained a distinction on the postgraduate journalism course at University of Wales, Cardiff and worked for a number of years at GQ, where he was deputy editor, and Esquire, where he was editor-at-large. He has been freelance for the past decade or more, contributing articles and features to many publications in Britain, Ireland and the US, including the Telegraph Magazine, Guardian, Sunday Times, Observer, Irish Times, London Evening Standard, Travel + Leisure and music magazine The Wire. Philip has also appeared on radio and television programmes in the UK and Ireland, including RTÉ arts review show The Works. He is the editor of More Than A Game: GQ on Sport (Orion) and a collection of his interviews with musicians features in the anthology Invisible Jukebox (Quartet).