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.

 

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Fine art gallery of architectural prints

20th November 2015

Fine art prints for sale at North East Exposure


Judging the RICS photography competition

20th November 2015

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors have just announced their second infrastructure photography competition, with a £2000 prize of photography equipment for the winner. Find out more here.

I’m honoured to have been selected as one of 7 judges, and the only photographer on the panel. So get entering, and remember I’m not eligible to enter so that’s got to help your chances…! Deadline is 19th February 2016.


Sunderland University

11th November 2015

A shot of Cityspace at Sunderland University – part of a larger project to document the campus and show it as a thriving place to study. Making use of composite techniques to include long exposures to capture trail lights of traffic, and shorter exposures to pick out individuals. More to follow…

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Case study: Hacel Lighting

1st September 2015

Hacel Lighting are a lighting manufacturer based on North Tyneside. Last year they came to me to discuss commissioning photography of their products in-situ. They had a great catalogue of product shots, but very little showing the fantastic locations where their lighting has been installed. I’ve completed a few projects for them now, really adding to the resources they have available when it comes to marketing their products. Projects so far have included The Core at Science Central (Newcastle), Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Gateshead), The Old Low Light heritage centre (North Shields), VW Pullman showroom (near Durham) and Parsons Tower (Newcastle).

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