Monday, 31 May 2010
Sunday, 30 May 2010
Thursday, 27 May 2010
Wednesday, 26 May 2010
Tuesday, 25 May 2010
Monday, 24 May 2010
There's loads of celebrity portraits mainly famous 'pop' types over on Derek Ridgers Site, But it's his brilliantly direct portraits of British Youth tribes of the 80's that I love looking at, even if they do pour petrol on my burning mid-life crisis....
PS He's also self published a book of his SKINHEAD portraits over on blurb.
Sunday, 23 May 2010
Saturday, 22 May 2010
I can feel a trip to the land of lentil farts and women with hairy legs coming on. Yes Hebden Bridge (It's like Chorlton but with scenery) is on my itinerary for a summer visit to to see an exhibition of Mr Parrs pictures taken while he lived there back in the 70s. It will be a rare chance to see more of his B/W stuff. Running from 12th June through till 11th July at Festival Box Office and Gallery,
Albert Street, Hebden Bridge
Mon to Sat 10.30am-5pm, Sun 12pm-5pm HERE for more details.
Image copyright Stephen Gill
Besides making me smile more than almost any other photographer I also love his engagement with the art of the photobook. HERE'S a new one from Gill. You can see the series HERE on his website. The plastic camera is out again this time gently extracting humour from Japan.
Wednesday, 19 May 2010
Monday, 17 May 2010
Twelve months. Twelve bloody months I've been going to POMONA taking pictures and collecting flowers for pressing. Twelve months and then I go and bloody well see this! OK so the series 'Peripatetic' is not the same but it does have similarities and she made this 3 years ago! There's the connection to Victorian hobbies there's the actual collecting of shrubs, there's the act of making the journey oh yeah and they are both old words beginning with 'P'!
Friday, 14 May 2010
Thursday, 13 May 2010
Wednesday, 12 May 2010
Monday, 10 May 2010
Another little film clip of the great Daido Moriyama (or is it Moriyama Daido?) at work and also talking about his methods, reasons and work. Part Zen some Jazz and a hint of beat poet. Joy. If you're coming to 'Open City' on the 23rd May think of it as a training video!
Sunday, 9 May 2010
It never ceases to amaze me how many good photographers we have here in the North-West. Mike Stephens a lecturer at Trafford College is no exception. 'ABSENT, NO FITS' is a very personnel project looking at questions of perception and memory arising from his experience as someone who has epileptic seizures. Read more about the work HERE.
Friday, 7 May 2010
Manchester aspires to be a photography-friendly and accessible place where people don’t get hassled or arrested for taking pictures. We’re talking to the authorities to work together to move towards us becoming an ‘open city’.
Photographers, who include Aidan O’Rourke, Andrew Brooks, Len Grant, Paul Herrmann and Mark Page will each take a group of budding amateur snappers on a themed photography workshop and a selection of the best images will form an exhibition to be held in the Triangle shopping centre in June. Each photographer has his own unique style, and is passionate about the city, and together they are helping to make Manchester a destination for photography." CONTINUE READING HERE. and then click again past ad!