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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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The Family Portrait

The majority of the people I know who ‘do photography’ have at some point been asked to take a family portrait. A group of rigid, un-impressed looking people gathered around a sofa or whatnot with fake smiles plastered across their faces. This seemed to help me a lot. I noticed an effect after about 2 …

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A Poetic Response to a Changing Country

Over the past couple of weeks Impressions Gallery in Bradford has been host to acclaimed photographer Mark Power‘s latest body of work The Sound of Two Songs. The work originated from a Magnum brief that in 2004 commissioned 10 photographers to produce a body of work in each of the 10 countries joining the European Union …

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Photo Blog 50!

Welcome to Photo Blog 50! A very special post for you this week as we bring to you photographs from our focus members :) I asked some of our members to submit an image if they wanted to, any image, and as I’d hoped even some of our writers gave images as well as the …

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Photo Blog 46

Week 46 and the special surprise for number 50 is underway :) and if you’d like to see your own work here just drop us a line. Remember the photo competition is running, don’t let it run away from you! Let’s begin. You’ll find a lot of photographers that capture beauty, be it beauty in …

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Photo Blog 45

Photo blog 45 already! I want to do something special for the 50th, any suggestions? Today I bring you a twitter find: Hannah Bettridge. Hannah is currently studying photography at Nottingham Trent and her work focuses on capturing moments. Work like this always reminds me of a treasure chest; keeping these memories as they are …

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Photo Blog 42

This week our theme here has been Noir; the focus team and writers have written some awesome blogs about films, photographs, books and art that fit this theme, and we’ll be doing the same next week but with a brand new theme. Today, the photo blog will be looking at a few contemporary photographers that …

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Curly Wurly 23/11/11

I feel bad for not posting a normal Curly Wurly blog for weeks where I’d discuss a practitioner and their work, what inspired them and/ or how their work inspires others etc but I’ve been out and about, working and exploring! I’ve been writing in articles and photo blogs if you want another read, as …

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Photo Blog 35

I’ve found a lot of interesting practitioners when on the hunt for new photo-bloggers, and a lot of interesting things and sites. I’ve even started posting links at the end of all of my blogs of random websites and pages I’ve come across, and I strongly suggest you have a gander at a couple, as …

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Photo Blog 33

And now for something completely different. This weeks photo blog looks at the stunning and extraordinarily creative works of Rebecca Viveash. Obsessed with creating textured, layered images, her beautiful candid photographs allow us to see the colourful world that she sees. Having moved back to the UK from Asia, she is making her mark on …