Monthly Archives: June 2011

Project 7: Focal length & character

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A self portrait, and a challenge to make this more attractive at any focal length. I first used a compact camera on a tripod with a remote release and shot from approximately 24mm to 120mm. I converted the results to … Continue reading

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Martin Parr

I saw Martin Parr offering to take your photo for €250 in a Magnum studio and thought it amusing so I posted a note on the OCA group on Flickr and had some push back along “why not?” lines. So … Continue reading

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Surrey Arts Open Studios

I went to visit a few artists studios who are participating in the “Surrey Artists Open Studios” annual event. The artists show you their work where it is made, and some have studios, some have a shed in the garden, … Continue reading

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Dornith Doherty at the Bluecoat – Look11

Doherty documents seed banks and their increasing importance in protecting biodiversity and insuring the survival of a plant species should a catastrophic event affect a key ecosystem.  Her photos are interesting in a photo-documentary type of way, but I was … Continue reading

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John Darwell at the Bluecoat – Look11

Darwell showed a set of photos of dogs in cages, with one shot having a blurry image of a person. The shallow focus was on the bars of mesh of the enclosures with the animals reduced to backgrounds. So what … Continue reading

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Edmund Clark at The Bluecoat – Look11

Guantanamo: If The Light Goes Out by Edmund Clark ‘When you are suspended by a rope you can recover but every time I see a rope I remember. If the light goes out unexpectedly in a room, I am back … Continue reading

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Juergen Chill at Look11 – Confined at the Bluecoat – Dusseldorf School

I discovered Juergen Chill within the Liverpool International Photography Festival (Look11) where he was showing his work “Zellen 2007” at the Bluecoat Gallery which was hosting an exhibition of seven photographers under the title “Confined (the captive and keeper in … Continue reading

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