A Brief Portfolio of some of my work
Just a small portfolio of my work
A Brief Portfolio of some of my work
Just a small portfolio of my work
As i am very busy at the moment i thought id take the opportunity to show a small collection on Infrared photos i’v taken over the years.for those of you who don’t know about infra red it is the invisible light at the red end of the spectrum beyond visible light
In infrared photography, the image sensor used is sensitive to infrared light. The part of the spectrum used is referred to as near-infrared to distinguish it from far-infrared, which is the domain of thermal imaging. Wavelengths used for photography range from about 700 nm to about 900 nm.
To take photos in infra red you need either to convert your camera to infra red or to put an infra red filter on the front of your camera and with a tripod use very long exposures,
I started off with an Olympus C4000z with the tripod and long exposures using a 720nm filter but soon moved on to a Sigma SD10 which i converted myself,before having an Olympus E-pl1 converted professionally,I convert my IR photos to Black and white as I prefer the effect
so here they are.
Not been blogging much as we are getting close to our finals at uni and I, like most of my fellow students are very busy.
I got my book back from the binders http://www.spinkandthackray.co.uk/
I did the artwork and printed the pages at University and them popped over to Leeds to get it bound by Spink and Thackery ,proper old school artisans and craftsmen.
Got my Exhibition prints printed and they are at this moment being framed at http://www.framesandgalleries.co.uk/index.php/8/
just off Leeds road Huddersfield
FRAMES AND GALLERIES
5c Grove Road
so just to pad this blog out as i am very busy
here’s a few photos
And i’ll sign off for today with a well deserved pint of Timothy Taylors Landlord Bitter
A uni trip to the International photographic festival at Derby.
First time i have ever been to Derby,a bit of a culture shock 😀 right opposite our first port of call “The Quad gallery” http://www.derbyquad.co.uk/whats-on/exhibitions-current.aspx was a great big shocking pink tent within which the “Lady boys of Bangkok” show was performing as part of its touring season http://www.ladyboysofbangkok.co.uk/ not what i expected in a quiet backwater town,which Derby I have now found out is NOT !
The festival is located all over Derby ,and i do mean ALL over Derby lots of little gallery’s and lots of improvised gallery’s in old derelict or Semi derelict buildings the theme is Habitat
The 2017 edition of FORMAT will explore the theme of HABITAT through varied narratives and imagery that document the worlds around us. We will share the experiences and stories that coalesce as we negotiate our complex existence, including the flora, fauna, landscapes and the lives within.” http://www.formatfestival.com/
Interesting and very diverse works,and interesting and diverse places to see them. Here are a few examples from the Exhibition
seems like our uni is not the only place to use chipboard to hang photos
I Used to make these things in another life
I did say the Exhibition utilized derelict buildings ? didn’t I ?
And a few pics i took around Derby
Been a busy week and a bit,we have had our final interim Exhibition
Heres a few photos of the work on show
three of mine
Superb work by Josh
and a board view of the Exhibition itself
I also took in two Exhibitions in Manchester,The Strange and Familiar Exhibition at the Manchester Art gallery ,I had been earlier in the year but it is way too much to take in at one go.http://manchesterartgallery.org/exhibitions-and-events/exhibition/strange-and-familiar/
As you can see Photography was not permitted
so heres a few of the Exhibits for you to see
two by Sergio Larrain
and some of Edith Tudor-Hart’s work
Then up the road at the Whitworth gallery was an Exhibition of Andy Warhols work ,not his best known work but some good stuff none the less http://www.whitworth.manchester.ac.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/currentexhibitions/artistrooms/
My Photo of the Artists rooms at the Whitworth
self Portrait by Andy
Guns i think this is a painting of the gun which was used in an attempt on Andy’s life by a deranged feminist Valerie Solanas
you may know that on 3 June 1968 he was shot and pronounced dead – and it took open-heart massage to bring him back to life. This exhibition at The Whitworth Gallery uncovers how he was influenced by this dark event.
As you might expect I took a camera with me and below are three of my photographs taken the same day
one of which is a manipulation of a photo I took in the Whitworth Gallery
And here are two of a series I took through a pub window on the way to the Exhibition
Last Thursday 16 march 2017
I was invited to the Representation of Photography on Television talk and exhibition opening at the National media Museum Bradford
Britain in Focus: A Photographic History, created in partnership with BBC Four, explores the changing ways we make, view and share photographs
here’s a link to the official web page
“See photographers John Bulmer and Eamonn McCabe in conversation”
love that bit 😉 saw em and heard them too great to hear about how they went about the Television show ,and an interesting discussion among the great and good who were also there to speak
spoiled slightly by a bit of feminism trying to hi jack the discussion .. there should have been more female photographers etc… fair point but there wasn’t that many female photographers about in those days ..that’s just the way things were historically.Things have changed and hopefully someone might do a whole program on female photographers Julia Margaret Cameron was one of the few female photographers in the Exhibition and to be fair she was there on merit not as a token female go have a look at her work if you are not familiar with it https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julia_Margaret_Cameron
The Great and the Good John Bulmer and Eamonn McCabe in conversation with Anne McNeill, director of Bradford’s Impressions Gallery (three in center)
Quite a good turnout unfortunately only me and Andy from our university
Peter Mitchell’s photos amazing photographer He had a retrospective at the Impressions Gallery Bradford earlier this year which was stunning (see my earlier blog)
a special thank you to Anne McNeill, director of Bradford’s Impressions Gallery for putting that exhibition on
the crowd mingling and enjoying the exhibition
Pictures at the exhibition
The last of the three documentary’s in the series will be on BBC4 about 9pm on Monday 20th I believe this episode brings the series into modern times and includes the work of peter Mitchel so don’t miss it ….. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08h95c3
So if anyone is reading this blog … is anyone reading this blog ?? (let me know what you think of it if you are) go see the Britain in Focus Exhibition at the National media Museum why not make a day of it and visit the Impressions gallery too.
Interesting week not just at uni but for the country as last night we took the biggest leap yet towards independence.
so as my Major project is about “Britishness” (not Nationalism I might add) I thought i’d show some of the “Relevant” and topical photos from my project
I think we are no doubt as to which way this household voted
A little more subtle I think
I also took a more humorous photograph of British iconography somewhat subverted
with this lovely idea of painting “Portaloos” as K6 iconic British Telephone Kiosks
those of us old enough to have used such things will remember the smell of urine that they often reeked of .. due to drunks using them as urinals .. somewhat ironic then to decorate the “portaloos” as Telephone Kiosks.
Away from my work and back to last week at Uni
we had our visiting lecturer Charlie Meecham who not only gave us advice about his print making business but had a look at our work and gave opinions and advice
heres a link to Charlies work http://oldhamroadproject.blogspot.co.uk/2009/07/blog-post_15.html?m=0
and a couple of his photographs
Wonderful stuff and a very nice Bloke to talk to too