"When I started documenting times with my mother, it felt good to be able to express what I was feeling inside and translate it. I do not have the need to take photos twenty four hours a day. I select moments to switch into ‘camera mode.’ And when I look back on a lot of these images, I feel most of them are self-portraits of my soul. Being around my mother is such a painful and happy experience. I tried to take the best of my mom and apply it to the way I look at life. These are not photos of a woman who is ill, but of a relationship between a mother and a daughter — two artists."
@janeericahutch founder of @hellobeautifulfoundation at our #imaphotographer #WOOBS event today! #photography (at Orso Major Art)
Nothing wrong with mannequins on a Thursday. Oh no. #imaphotographer #whitstable #kent #exhibition #photography (at Menor)
Hello Sunday! A week today on Sunday 23rd March 2014 from 1130 at our "I’m A Photographer, Get Me Out Of Here!" exhibition at The Horsebridge Centre in Whitstable, Kent we’ll be having a special event with our partner charity, the brilliant Hello Beautiful Foundation for breast cancer awareness.
The incredibly colourful founder Jane Hutchison will be there for a day of co-creating an installation of wooden breast sculptures…better know as WOOBS.
I’ll say that again….WOOBS!
So you’ll get 2 FREE creative events for the price of one & a day out at the seaside. BARGAIN!
It’ll be great to see you there!
Hate selfies? Take selfies? Narcissistic?
I recently took one of myself & Sir Paul Smith, who I met at his exhibition. In doing that, I was subconsciously associating myself with him, much like the monkeys do in a troop. But with way less hair & the medium of photography. Or, as he is a hero of mine, I just wanted a memento.
If this was a hand of Top Trumps, he’d have just beaten me hands down!
So the first batch of negatives have gone in for printing & framing for our exhibition at The Horsebridge Community & Arts Centre in Whitstable, Kent & with approx seven weeks to go everything is going full steam ahead.
It’s a free event. If you would like to come along, could you get your skates on & CLICK THIS EVENT LINK to RSVP ASAP!
We’ve an Opening Day event on Saturday 22nd March 2014. In the afternoon, approx 2.00pm (TBC) we’ll be making a short presentation about the images on the wall with a Q&A. You can follow timings/updates for the event right HERE.
Please bring your cameras & smart phones! We’d love it if you could take pictures at the #imaphotographer event to tell your friends about our exhibition on social media.
The exhibition is on for two weeks, so if you cannot attend the opening, you can always bunk off work & come down in the week, or the following weekend as it is open everyday!
If you’re planning on a long walk along the seafront, or will be out photographing the seascapes, in the bracing North Sea wind, please ensure you wrap up warm!
There are loads of places to eat & drink in Whitstable, including the Whitstable Harbour Village which is great if you like your shellfish. We’re also a big fan of Windy Corner Stores, which serves excellent food.
We’ve set up a facebook event for the "I’m A Photographer, Get Me Out Of Here!" Opening Day event, which we are updating with news & info about the local area & the event itself. Please click JOIN or MAYBE & it will drop into your calendar on facebook.
If you have any questions, please tweet them to me @richfoto #imaphotographer & I shall help you out!
It’s not a bit weird photographing mannequins, is it…? OH.
@dougpetersphoto’s Red Carpet Laptop & The Nevada Wallpaper #ntas #photography (at The O2 Arena)
I Am A Photographer At The #NTAs…Get Me Out Of Here!!! #showbiz #photography (at The O2 Arena)
Instagram Worldwide InstaMeet 8 London
Had a great Saturday afternoon introducing my girl (armed with her Hello Kitty iPod camera…!) to photo walks at the instagramers London InstaMeet in the City Of London.
We started at the beach on the South Bank (yes…a BEACH) by the Tate Modern & ended up on the roof of One Change to look out offer a great London sunset. It was great to see so many age groups there all together & none of that awful photography snobbery I hear all too regularly, mainly from very mediocre photographers. Just a load of like minded people with a common goal…..creativity & fun.
You can see more of my images from the InstaMeet over on my Instagram @richfoto
An ace black & white print raffle prize from photographer Jason Tilley at @PhotoForumUK #photography #india (at Calumet Photographic)
Megan Pietersen & David Hoffman working hard at #PhotoForumUK tonight. Great talks by Jason Tilley & Jon Tonks. #photography #photographers (at Calumet Photographic)
Great to meet you today @peterdench ! Good how a meeting, accidentally then drops you into a brilliant ‘Jacques Henri Lartigue : Bibi’ exhibition, you didn’t know was even on….. #photography (at Photographers’ Gallery)
Captain Scott’s Antarctic Expedition 1910-1913 : The Photographs Of Herbert Ponting.
This week I was lucky enough to view this unique limited edition exhibition of forty-eight platinum prints on show at the London Business School which had been loaned by an alumni.
The fateful Terra Nova Expedition to Antarctica was lead by Captain Robert Falcon Scott, with the objective of being the first to the geographical South Pole.
Herbert Ponting was the first professional photographer on an Antarctic expedition and brought an artistic eye to the science of recording polar expeditions and life. In particular he famously captured geologist Thomas Griffith Taylor and glaciologist Charles Seymour Wright observing deep within an ice grotto.
Ironically, whilst the expedition made it’s final attempt on the South Pole, Ponting returned to London in order to produce a presentation of the photographs to the Royal Geographical Society that Scott would present upon his triumphant return.
The quality of these historic photographs is fantastic and in fact the portraits are so timeless they could easily have been taken of hipsters on Shoreditch only yesterday.
On May 5th 1911, Captain Scott recorded in his diary of Herbert Ponting, possibly the best description of a photographer ever written……
"This world of ours is a different one to him, than it is to the rest of us - he gauges it by his picturesqueness - his joy is to reproduce it’s pictures artistically, his grief to fail to do so."
I was out testing the new update to the EyeEm app in Camden Market, London (seemed like a good place to do some street photography) when I stumbled upon the Amy Winehouse Foundation exhibition up in the Proud Galleries.
I didn’t have a few hundred quid spare, but if you did there was some great photography donated by the photographers in aid of the Amy Winehouse Foundation.
The EyeEm app wasn’t bad either. I religiously shoot full frame with it, so as not to produced square photography all the time, as that would be, well….INCREDIBLY BORING.
Everything is a work in progress, so if something doesn’t work with me with the EyeEm filters within the app, I will edit the image in the Snapseed app first. Is that cheating? Not really….there are no rules to this!
Tell me what you think about the stuff….