Friday, 02 March 2012 05:52

Portrait by Antoine Giacomoni

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I’ve been wanting to post this for a while now. Last year I had the honour of being photographed by Corsican photographer Antoine Giacomoni. Giacomoni has been photographing rock stars for the past few decades (although being photographed by Antoine does not in any way imply that I am one). He still photographs with film, and the process is actually so fascinating that when given the opportunity I immediately wanted to experience it.

Friday, 11 November 2011 10:00

To Limit or Not to Limit

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This article was published in Professional Imagemaker in November 2011. An extract is available here.

This is a debate that has been raging on for a very long time. I would even dare say that at the moment it is probably hotter than the “is photography art” debate, which I feel has started to settle down, although we all know it will never really end.

I have noticed that over the past weeks/months, the argument of whether a photographic artist should issue work in limited editions has started flaring up again. I have personally had this dilemma from the day I printed my first photograph with the intention of selling it. A few years ago, I had a totally different view, centred around the value of a photograph being bound very strongly with it’s rarity, in the same way that many people prefer to purchase paintings or sculpture because of their uniqueness. Most of my initial work was thus issues in editions of only three.

Today, after many years and maybe some more sense and experience, I have finally decided to put an end to this dilemma. I have made a decision moving forward, and it is to not limit my prints any further. There are many reasons which lead me to this decision, but now that I have made up my mind, it all seems so much clearer to me that I wonder what took me so long to figure it out.

Monday, 25 April 2011 07:36

Reality, Surrealism, Vision, Interpretation

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This article appeared in “Professional Imagemaker” last year.

Photography is a relatively new artistic medium, counting in at just over 150 years; just a snippet of time in the history of art. However, during its short lifespan, it has gone through a crash course in artistic development. Being initially influenced by other fine arts, it...

Wednesday, 09 March 2011 10:20

That dreaded “post-exhibition block”

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I knew it would come… It came the first time I had an exhibition, catching me very much off guard and throwing me off course for a while, and kept appearing like clockwork after each exhibition or project. I thought I could avoid it this time around, but there it was, like the flu – you know it’s going to hit, and you think...

Tuesday, 13 April 2010 08:30

Reality is subjective

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It dawned on me, a few weeks ago. I had heard it before, I think, but it had never hit me so clearly. The questions and attempted answers which followed have kept me thinking since then, and I very much suspect that they will keep me occupied for a very long time to come.

We all know what reality is, or do we? In reality (no pun intended) it is...