July will see me go back to Chelsea College of Arts to deliver this fun and exciting one day course in Mixed Media Photography, for which I believe there are a couple of places left! More information on the course and how to book can be found here.
A big thanks to Martin Parr (above) who let us into his home yesterday and allowed us to film him talking about the influence Bill Jay had on the early development of his work. Our conversation centered around a particular talk Bill gave at Manchester Polytechnic that Martin attended in the Autumn of 1971, whilst still a student and where Bill introduced Martin and his fellow students to the work of Tony Ray Jones.
Martin was supportive of our film and even made some suggestions as to where and how it might be first screened. Watch this space for more details concerning this!
A new term is about to start at Morley College and I will be running the following course in Photoshop as well as a new exciting course on The Art of Black and White Photography! Details below, places still available.
Last weekend I was busy photographing The Big Sleepover in Myatts’ Fields, Camberwell and here’s a little snippet of the day.
Want to know more about The Big Sleepover? Here’s what Father Nature has to say about it:
“Your local park may be a familiar daytime haunt, but imagine being able to spend a summer night sleepover there when everyone else has gone home: you’re camping out, building a fire, enjoying storytelling and games with other local families.
Father Nature gives low/no income families a taste of camping in the great outdoors… on their doorstep… and for free! With tents and sleeping bags for all, and park security provided by the Army Reserves, each year 100 local families are invited to camp for a night in the park accompanied by workshops on fire-lighting and cooking, gardening, storytelling and much more, all with dinner and breakfast next day thrown in.”
Just finished teaching a week-long photography portfolio course for 16 to 18 year olds at London College of Communication. These very talented and focused young people surely kept me on my toes for 6 hours a day and I am very proud of what they have managed to achieve in such a small amount of time. Here are a few examples of some of their online portfolios. Feel free to like, share and comment, they surely deserve praise and encouragement!
Its the Urban Art Fair this weekend and I’ll be sitting in the sun (hopefully) on my usual bit of pavement on the corner of Josephine Avenue and Leander Road. So come and say hello and have a look at my new work, feedback (and sales) always welcome.
I will be running a photography portfolio preparation course (16 to 18 year olds) at London College of Communication this summer. Places are still available, all the details can be found on the University of the Arts London website.