This Thursday 11th July 2019 sees the launch of my photobook ‘Before the Bluebells’ at my studio in Crowborough, East Sussex.
‘Before the Bluebells’ Book Launch and Exhibition
Thursday 11th July (6pm-9pm)
We will have drinks and nibbles, so come and join us for a drink and say hi!
Books will be for sale at the event at the price of £15 (cash only please). Read More
I recently visited the Huxley-Parlour Gallery in Mayfair to view the Jem Southam exhibition called ‘The Long White Cloud’.
Unfortunately the exhibition has now finished, I didn't get to see it until quite late on in the run so I didn't have enough time to write this post in time to encourage you to go and see it, sorry.
When I read about this mini project by Jem it seemed to be quite different from most of the work I know and love from him. I also watched this nice little interview that Martin Parr did with him and was interested to hear that he is now shooting with a digital camera and I guess that this series is shot on digital. It’s interesting to hear his thoughts on this and how a busy year with film could mean making 50 photographs in a year for him, but with digital he might make 50 in a morning, which is still about 500 less than most people! Read More
From time-to-time I run workshops in making portraits of strangers in London.
This is a genre of photography that has interested me for a long time and I think is a very rewarding one for many reasons. Not only can you practice your portrait technique and hopefully get some lovely photographs, but also you get to meet some really wonderful people.
The images in this post are taken by myself during the workshop I ran on the 9th February 2019. I will also try to include a small gallery of some images taken my the participants of these courses.
Street/Stranger Portraiture is not a genre that I think is particularly easy, because there is a lot to think about to get great portraits. There’s the technical side, then you have to pluck up the courage to ask someone if you can take their photo, you have to check the light is right and if the background is distracting and on and on. We will cover all these things and more in the Street/Stranger Portrait Workshop.
These workshops start by meeting for coffee and running over the notes that I have included in this blog post. We’ll discuss these and everyone will have a chance to ask questions. I also include a slideshow of photographs by fantastic street portrait photographers through history to the present day. We have found that this does inspire people to get out there and start making photos. Read More
We’ve been busy producing some fancy new Gift Vouchers all ready for Christmas!
The new design consists of an A6 Gift Card that has room for you to write your personal message inside on the left hand page and has the Gift Card attached on the right.
The Gift Card and Gift Voucher are included with every purchase and come in an unsealed red envelope. Read More