Fellowship of the BIPP!26th November 2015
I’m absolutely over the moon to have successfully applied for my Fellowship of the British Institute of Professional Photography this week. The process involved the submission of a portfolio of 25 images, plus the collation of a large body of supporting evidence from my work as an architectural photographer over the past ten years. This included examples of my work in use, books, magazine articles, sample briefs from clients, awards and all sorts of other documents that show just how damn professional and talented I am (cough cough)!
Fellowship level requires a demonstration of unique style and approach to the subject matter, and for that reason I decided to base my panel of images around my range of Deconstructions. I’ve been working on these for a couple of years, and whilst fundamentally architectural in nature, they are aimed at the fine art market. My Fellowship was therefore awarded in the category of Visual Arts, which I couldn’t be happier about. I’ve always approached my commissions with the view to creating portfolios for clients that go beyond mere documentation and include images that present architecture as works of art. This is a great vindication of that approach.