A few tips from a more experienced artist or two
This recent article by Hilary Harkness for The Huffington Post reminds me of the great book letters to a young artist. It is an insightful collection of letters written in response to a fictional young artist about how to navigate your way through your career by a fantastic array of contemporary artists from all disciplines. [...]
The show is over but you can listen in here!
Thanks to everyone who made it down to the show, it has been a great experience. I know there are many of you in far flung places who didn’t make it down so please do check out Take Away One in its entirety on my website and if you want to hear the interview I [...]
Hypnotically stunning work from Reuben Margolin
This Ted talk had me transfixed. I had never heard of or seen any work by Reuben Margolin before and am so glad that today I discovered him. If you have 9 minutes to spare you have to check out his TED Talk, always great to hear an artist talk about their own work. The [...]
The visibility of time is so apparent in the work of Hiroshi Sugimoto, for me personally I find myself entranced by his work, in particular Theatres and Seascapes…the images become time capsules for a passage of time which we are not privy to as the viewer but has happened none the less. In Theatres the [...]
The beauty of this scene blew me away when I saw it all these years ago..can you believe it was 1999. Finding beauty in the random events that surround our lives, taking the time to stop and observe them…this is something that I love to do.
How 1 artist became 100 artists
I just watched this and found it so funny, so inspirational, so just what I needed. Take 17 minutes out of your day and soak up this guys energy and creativity.
Stephen Shore in Paris, 2010
His approach is as simple as his vision..totally grounded in reality with all its’ magnificence and all its’ faults but what makes his work stand out is that his eye is a discerning eye not a cynical one, just working out his place in the world through his images.
Sketches of Frank Gehry by Sidney Pollack
I was told of this movie by a friend and sat down to watch it earlier today whilst having a wee break for my lunch. It is an amazing film and there is so much about FG that is 100% inspirational. He talks of how a client viewed his house featured in this clip and [...]
The Visibility of time
This post is a repost from the British Journal of Photography, click HERE for the full article on photographers who make their own cameras. Chris McCaw,s work captured me in particular as it is a great example of the visibility of time within photography. You can see more of Chris’ work at www.chrismccaw.com Chris McCawBorn in [...]
Vivian Maier, street photographer and nanny
Well I am back from the AUT summer workshop with Todd Hido taking up the mantle of running the whole workshop as Bruce Gilden couldn’t come. We were lucky enough to have Paul Graham drop in for a morning so all in all was quite a weekend, I will write more on the workshop soon. [...]
A Thousand Polaroids
“as you get older, I think you trust your instincts a lot more” I love polaroid and I love the work of Philip Lorca Dicorcia so in this case this project is right on the money for me!
Photographer Oscar Fernando Gómez Rodríguez’s Top tip: "Don’t worry about technique or what camera to buy. Feel what you feel and translate it to the image."
Kevin Macdonald at the Mass Observation Archive
The Mass Observers …what an amazing project this is and it is still going on, a true document of England through the written word of everyday people on the street. You could loose days, weeks, months in this place..has got my mind in a whirl..a very exciting whirl!