Richard

  Richard I took my inspiration for the portrait of Richard from two sources; Zack Arias photo of Muhtar Kent, Coco-Cola CEO for Harvard Business Review and Yousuf Karsh’s portrait of Ernest Hemingway – Finca Vigia, Havana, 1957. I selected this image of Muhtar Kent by Zack Arias mainly because I like his approach to his subject and client and by his keenness to share his passion and knowledge with other photographers on his blog. With this image I appreciateRead more

To save an old school

    To save an old school I am a founder member of a group to save the Old Copperworks School in Burry Port from demolition by the Town Council. Our objective is to bring this iconic building back into public use. The Old Copperworks School is one of the last remaining examples of the wonderful Industrial, Maritime & Cultural Heritage buildings of Burry Port. Industrialist George Elkington built the School for his employees’ children in 1855. Our group, ROCSRead more

Saturday Night at the Movies

I was selected as a runner-up for the HARMAN UK Student Competition 2015 ‘Saturday Night at the Movies’. Yipeeeee! We were encouraged by our University tutor to enter the competition with either a darkroom print or a digital print. I entered three digital prints. For my competition entry I considered and reviewed five movies: Rumble Fish – Frances Ford Coppola The Man with the Golden Arm – Otto Preminger The Motorcycle Diaries – Walter Salles North by Northwest – AlfredRead more

Diffusion 2015

Diffusion 2015 In October last year I travelled to Cardiff and met my fellow BA students for a visit to Diffusion 2015 the International Festival of Photography. The month-long exhibition, which had the theme of Looking for America, took place in 22 venues around Cardiff and represented 47 artists. Despite my plans, it was impossible to see all the exhibits in just one day. However, the artists I managed to see that had a particularly impacted on me were Arthur Tress (I bought hisRead more

Chalkie Davies

Chalkie Davies I am planning to attend the Ifor Davies exhibition at the National Museum Cardiff next week, which has reminded me of the Chalkie Davies exhibition I attended last year at the same venue. The exhibition was entitled The NME Years, which is very much my era and it was great not only to witness some amazing photography but to also reminisce my youth. On display were some excellent examples of Editorial Portraits by Davies, who clearly had a rapport with the singers andRead more

Art of Caring

Art of Caring I have been advised that all four of my submitted images have been accepted into the  Art of Caring exhibition. The exhibition will be at The Rose Theatre, Kingston, from the 12th-24th May for International Nurses Day 2016. The inspiration for my two sets of images is from research for two University-set assignments. The inspiration for ‘Adam’ was from an amazing photo of Ernest Hemingway by Yousuf Karsh. I felt that Karsh had captured the essence of Hemingway. TheRead more

Adam

Adam Adam is determined not to be overwhelmed or his life dominated by his medical condition. This image captures his resolve to live life to the full, to overcome the physical limitations of Cystic Fibrosis and to face his condition head-on. I am humbled by Adam’s strength of character and resilience. He is such a tough young man who will tackle anything and always come out smiling. His positive personality is an inspiration to us all.Read more

Art of Caring

I’ve submitted a set of images for inclusion in an Art of Caring exhibition for International Nurses Day 2016. The name of my photoset is ‘Thais’. With this set of images I wanted to record and celebrate mankind’s resilience to overcome any adversity. Thais lives in a care home and is bounded by her wheelchair and is restricted by her conditions of Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Despite her predicament she is determined not to be constrained by her circumstances. Whatever life has thrownRead more

Pinhole Photography

As part of the Photography BA course we are required to manufacture a Pinhole camera and create a portfolio of images. I have made two Pinhole cameras; one from a cardboard tube and a yoghurt pot and one from a file transfer case and CD rack. My work with Pinhole photography gave me a healthy respect for those photographers who have created some amazing works of art from very simple and humble ‘cameras’ and showed photography in its simplest ofRead more

London Photo Shows

I recently visited four Photography Shows in London; two at the Science Museum, one in the V&A and one in the Photographers’ Gallery. One of the two shows at the Science Museum was a very well curated and well lit presentation of the work of Julia Margaret Cameron, the annotations were apt and informative and included photos and comments of her time in Ceylon at the family’s tea plantation. Interestingly, Cameron referred to the plantation workers in her images asRead more