Glasgow photography competition: movement

Showing brutalist Brunswick Centre with sun rising on the left - reflecting off the window glass - and the moon going down on the right

Ive been trying to submit to this competitition They seem to be looking for photographs showing rapid small-scale movement? I want to show much more fundamental movement: that of the Earth rotating round the Sun, and the Moon rotating round the Earth and Sun.Of course it appears as though we on the Earth are stationary – and …

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My photos are showing in Hong Kong!

Looking out of a flat through windows. Theres a collage blue sky with puffy white clouds. Wiith a queue of stick-shoppers lining up fpr a nearby supermarket

About a year ago I Zoom-met Theresa Leung. Who wanted to barter some photos with me.Now she’s showing two of my bartered photos in her Hong Kong exhibition.   Theresa is interested in art as a response to urban space – especially non-places like highways and harbourfront. She wants to demonstrate that art is an …

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Online audio description and discussion during a pandemic

I’ve been really enjoying The Photographers Gallery (TPG) Slow Looking online audio description and discussion sessions! It’s such fun looking closely and deeply at great photographs – created and curated by experts. Then I was asked to comment on the process, alongside Caroline Dawson, an expert Audio Describer, and Janice McLaren, Head of Education & …

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The birth of art photography: collodion

Here's a pop-up collodion studio. As you can see, the birth of art photography is not straightforward.

Collodion underpinned the birth of art photography. Some of this was shown in the 2018 NPG exhibition on Victorian Giants. I’m mainly working digitally now – but collodion offers a much more physical process. You’re not going to take scores of shots and spend time picking the best one. And you can’t just press undo …

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