I went to a life drawing class the other day, taught by the talented Dan Whiteson.
I forgot how incredibly difficult it is and was reminded of the importance of looking and seeing - something as a photographer I should probably do more of.
There’s a little more info on this shot over at table forty-one.
On a bitterly cold Thursday evening a few weeks ago, I squeezed into a packed Beach London for The Photocopy Club‘s first show in the capital. I’d submitted some work a while ago and didn’t know if it would feature or not, so it was nice to see a small print from Heart-Shaped Box up on the wall.
Big thanks to the Photocopy Club team for all their work in setting up and running the whole thing – which, by the sounds of it, is turning into quite a large operation. They’re currently taking submissions for the next Brighton show for all those who are interested.
Thanks to theprintspace for an excellent evening and plenty of free beer.
In previous years, (see 2010 & 2011) the Sample shows have featured the likes of the Laura Pannack, Matt Stuart, Peter Caton, Dougie Wallace and Rupert Nightingale, as well many more highly talented photographers.
The Private View is on Thursday 2nd Feb and admission is free, with drinks provided. The exhibition then continues from the 3rd – 28th February, Monday – Friday 9am-7pm.
(As previously, these are a little larger over at table forty-one.)
(You can view this a little larger over at table forty one.)
Today I had the pleasure of being asked to do a guest talk back at Winchester School of Art - I had the impossibly large shoes to of Peter Kennard to fill, who had to reschedule at the last minute through illness.
So, after hastily putting together a slideshow of my work, as well as timely advice for Final Major Projects and applying for MA’s, I crossed my fingers and desperately hoped I’d be able to fill an hour’s worth of time…
As with all these things, I rambled on for more than enough and had to rush the end a little… Hopefully the current students got something out of it – I thank them for not grilling me too intensely as I’m a total newcomer to the ‘lecturing’ game. I was only sitting in the very same hall about 18 months ago, so it was a little surreal to be down at the front this time, but it was great to be asked and a really decent experience to get under my belt.
In January I shall be starting a two-year, part-time Masters in Photography at the LCC, and I’m very much looking forward to it.
I’ve been spending some time scanning some old negs recently, and came across a few shots I’d totally forgotten about – a couple of which may make it into the Downturn edit so far…