I am just about to start a rather hectic period of art events, the first of which is on Saturday 16th November at The Old School in Long Melford, Suffolk, 1000 - 1600. A week later I will be in Dulwich Village at the Dulwich Craft & Design Fair held in St.Barnabas Village Hall, 1000 - 1700. On Saturday 30th November I return to London and will be in Kensington at The Vaughan Foundation Christmas Fair in Addison Road from 1000 - 1500. A quick turnround takes me to Hylands House, Chelmsford on 1st December for the annual Christams event 1100 - 1900.
My year concludes with a return to the excellent Spitalfields Arts Market 5th - 8th December, 1000 - 1700.
Orders required for Christmas really need to be with me no later than 10th December for them to be ready in time.
I have had plenty of opportunities to expand my portfolio and in response to interest expressed I am in the process of compiling a 'London by Night' gallery on my website. I have one more trip to make but there are plenty of examples already available to view and purchase.
I have printed, framed and mounted some examples from the new gallery and they will be on sale for the first time at Long Melford on Saturday.
It has long been an ambition of mine to have an image selected for Outdoor Photography magazine having considered the work in there to be on a very high standard. I was delighted to be asked to contribute to Reader Gallery in the January 2014 edition available on 19th December. The image selected is a landscape version from which the square crop below was made.
I am a strong advocate of photography as an artform and will do all I can to promote my work as such, accepting that there are some who will never share my view. Nevertheless earlier this year I set out to create a one-off selection of images chosen to see if I could make artful images from modern architecture, in particular by isolating detailed elements of the facade.
The self-imposed challenge is now at an end and I have printed and mounted 15 images which are now on sale. Each image is a one-off and will not be repeated, so in fact they are a very limited edition although I have not added any premium. They are not displayed on my web site but will be available for the first time this Saturday at Long Melford. A great opportunity to purchase a very unique piece of my work.
My planned shoots for the year are nearly complete, next week I hope to spend a few hours amongst trees in a part of Derbyshire I am keen to visit. Notwithstanding there will be other shoots as well as me seeking news images for Alamy the stock agency that represents this side of my work. I also continue to provide my services for commercial clients.
Finally although I no longer plan Workshops in preference for ad hoc 1:1's tailored to individual requirements; my most recent one was for a client in London for a few days who wanted to capture some iconic buildings at night and at the same time learn my methodology behind the camera.
Hope you enjoyed the read but more importantly liked my photography.
Thanks very much for reading. Best wishes.