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LPOTY 2014 – Commended Image

Landscape Photographer of the Year 2014 – Commended Image

I’m really over the moon to say that I have been commended in this years Landscape Photographer of the Year competition for my image of the 02 (the dome) emerging from the fog.

Normally I would have my camera with me most of the time – even at work, but on this day last December I’d just come back from a fog free weekend in Venice.  I’d had a fabulous time but a late flight home meant I hadn’t had chance to unpack or charge my batteries so for once I left my camera at home.  I’d seen on the weather it would be foggy, but it was a real pea souper, as I travelled to work I cursed not having my camera.  The fog didn’t clear like it normally does from ground up, by 11 o’clock the sun was peaking through and the sky was clearing but form top down, slowly the dome started to emerge.  It was just too good an opportunity to miss, and I’ve never seen conditions like it before, so there was only one thing for it – shoot with what I had – my iPhone.

You can see my image along with a some fantastic landscape shots in this years edition available here on Amazon. You can also see my image in print at the LPOTY exhibition on the Mezzanine level at Waterloo Station in London. The exhibition starts on Monday December 1st 2014

This is my commended shot

And below are a couple other shots I took at the same time

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Land | Sea

Land | Sea Volume 1

I am also delighted to announce that a selection of my architectural photographs and a short interview has been included in the first edition of Land | Sea, a new regular periodical by David Breen and Dav Thomas of TripleKite Publishing.

The first edition includes photographs, interviews and essays by some of the most talented landscape photographers in the UK today – all of whom I greatly admire.  They include:

Being included with such great photographers is fantastic, but David and Dav’s design and publication is just a pleasure to behold.

You can purchase a copy of Land|Sea directly from TripleKite Publishing

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Kozu Volume 1

Kozu Volume 1

Kozu Volume 1

I am delighted to announce that I have been included in the first edition of the Kozu Books series.  I am one of six other photographers in this edition – all specialising in Long Exposure photography.  Not only are these photographers exceptional – and I’m humbled to be associated with them, but they’re people I have followed and been inspired by throughout their journeys as photographers.

The other photographers include:

Kozu Volume 1 is available from Kozu Books

 

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Its been a long time….

It’s been a long time….

It’s been a long time since my last post. To say this year has been eventful is an understatement. Through all the ups and downs I’ve managed to keep going with the photography albeit somewhat reduced. I’ve also been experimenting a lot, a little with film and developing but also styles too.

Towards the mid to end of last year the turmoil really started and I found myself going out and shooting but not really feeling what I shot, and therefore not really happy with the results either – some were ok, some were good, but some just didn’t reflect what was going on inside. So I changed tack, and for a period moved away from long exposure, calm, tranquility to produce something well a bit more jaggedy – which is exactly how I felt. I’ve continued to explore this over the last 9 months or so, I’ve called it my Angst project. I also put 5 of the shots into the IPA awards this year – to see what people might think of them – afterall I’ve not really had much in the way of feedback (as I’ve not published them yet). So I was chuffed to bits that one of them got an honourable mention this year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Must See Exhibitions in November and Beyond

Must See Exhibitions in November and Beyond

November in London see’s a true treat for any photographer – there are some amazing photographic exhibitions that all coincide with each other (just).  It would be possible to get to all of them in the day and be totally inspired.  I’m talking Ansel Adams, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Michael Kenna and of course LPOTY.

Update – actually there’s so much more including the Taylor Wessing Portrait exhibition, the Veolia Wildlfie Photographer of the Year, William Klein and Daido Moriyama’s exhibition too.  Looks like a busy time over the next couple of months. 

Rothko / Sugimoto Dark Paintings and Seascapes

See Rothko’s wonderful minimilistic painitings side by side with Sugimoto’s seascapes in the Pace Gallery’s inaugural exhibition.  This is on until 17th November 2012 and is free to enter.

http://www.pacegallery.com/london/exhibitions/11142/rothko-sugimoto-dark-paintings-and-seascapes

Ansel Adams – Photographs from the Mountains to the Sea

See 100 original Ansel Adams evocative landscape and seascapes at the National Maratime Museum in Greenwich.  The exhibition is on from the 9th November until the 28th April 2013.  Tickets prices are £7 for adults

http://www.rmg.co.uk/visit/events/ansel-adams

Michael Kenna

From November 14th until 2nd January 2013 you can see a selection of Michael Kenna’s stunning fine art photography at the Chris Beetles gallery in London.  Details of the exhibition are a little scant at the moment but according to Kenna’s own site the exhibition is running.

http://www.chrisbeetles.com/

Landscape Photography of the Year 2012

From 12th November 2012 until 12th of January 2013 a selection of work from the Take a View Landscape Photographer of the Year 2012 will be be running at the National Gallery in London.  Form what I have seen there are some wonderful shots to be displayed – many from friends and aquantances of mine – not to mention my own work.  The exhibition is free to enter and runs late too

http://www.take-a-view.co.uk/news.htm#News120612C

Veolia Wildlife Photographer of the Year

With some of the most fantastic wildlife shots you’ll ever see, this years Wildlife Photographer of the Year at the Natural History Museum is a must to see.  The exhibition runs until the 3rd March 2013 and tickets are £10 

http://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit-us/whats-on/temporary-exhibitions/wpy/exhibition/index.jsp

Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize

Showcasing the very best of contemporary potrait photography the National Portrait Gallery has 60 works on display.  Running until 17th February 2013 and tickets are £2

http://www.npg.org.uk/photoprize1/site12/exhibition.php

William Klein + Daido Moriyama

Finally at the Tate Modern there is a joint exhibition by William Klein and Daido Moriyama who present a study of life in New York and Tokyo.  The exhibition runs until the 20th January 2013, ticket proces are £12.70

http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/william-klein-daido-moriyama



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Landscape Photographer of the Year 2012

Take a View – Landscape Photographer of the Year 2012

I am pleased to announce that the judges awarded my image ‘Inauguration’ Highly Commended in the Urban category of this year’s Take a View Landscape Photographer of the Year.  Chuffed to bits as you can probably imagine. 

Its a fitting end to this image as it was the last shot I took before falling into the Thames breaking my ribs and smashing up my camera, lens and tripod – was it worth it – well probably not – had not realised how painful ribs can be – but I am so glad it’s got chosen – it will always remind me not to be so stupid !!!

The image will be printed and on display at the National Theatre in London from November 12th until January 12th 2013.  It is also included in the LPOY 2012 book available from Amazon (and other bookshops) here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Landscape-Photographer-Year-Collection-Aa/dp/0749573651 - the book is available from October 29th 2012.

My shot was also featured along with a number of other fabulous shots in the Sunday Times on 28th October 2012.

LPOTY 2012 - Highly Recommended - Urban Category

I’d also like to send my congratulations to all those who have been commended or better still won categories in the competition – for the shots I have seen they look fantastic.

Finally congratulations to David Byrne overall winner (and a winner in other categories too) for his great image of the boat houses of Lindisfarne http://www.85mm.co.uk/lindisfarne/

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