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The Brotherhood

You may recall reading a few weeks back I went to have a look at this years Blackpool and the Fylde’s photography graduate exhibition Infectious (featured here), showing you a small sampling of what was on offer. Aside from Lynn Browns‘ Landscape of Grief what really caught my eye was Liam Priors‘ work The Brotherhood; an exploration of the Freemason’s …

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Border Film Project

I recently came across this fantastic little project when on an online shopping spree. A quick bit of research into the project to see if it was worth a buy uncovered that the project was not in fact the work of just one photographer; nor was it by a collective. Instead a group of friends …

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Infectious

“Infectious. Not nasty like a cough or a sneeze. So don’t worry, no quarantine necessary. But catching all the same. We want our ideas to get into your blood and under your skin. We want them to alter what they touch and leave a mark. We want them to resonate and spread through the crowd …

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Pictures from the Past

Seen as I’m guessing most people are going to be a little slow on their feet today after the long weekend celebrating how long the Queen has held the throne, I thought I too would take the opportunity to look back. However instead of exploring the monarchy I have compiled a few examples of the …

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A Glance at Colour in Photography

Colour is something we take for granted. It’s present when you open your eyes first thing in the morning (after they have un blurred!) and it’s still there when you shut them again to go to sleep. Colour isn’t merely something we see; it influences a large part of our lives. From your choice of …

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Pigeonholing

Most people have heard the name David Bailey. Fashion innovator of the 60′s, Vogue and Jean Shrimpton spring to mind, the famed commercial photographer boasts a career spanning five decades that many aspire to but few achieve. Bailey emerged as part of the ‘Terrible Trio’, as dubbed by the British press, with Brian Duffy and Terence …

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Inspirational? Research

How do you feel about photography research? I find it rather soul destroying more often than not. I’m fairly confident in saying many art school alumni can relate to this. The agonising hours spent doing visual research for a new project. Sometimes I feel that when I’m researching, aside from those rare gems that really …

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Extreme Photoshopping

Photoshop; perhaps the best and the worst thing associated with digital photography. Personally I use it cautiously with the rule ‘if I can’t do this in a darkroom, I can’t do it in photoshop’ in mind. It’s not as if I’m totally against the use of photoshop playing a key part in an images success, used …