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Tag Archives: MiniClick
At the last MiniClick along with nine other photographers I gave a five minute talk on a portrait I wished I’d taken. The format was that each speaker had five minutes and were only allowed to show the image they were talking about. For a little more context, I thought I would show some of the other images I referred to in my talk in this blog post. MiniClick has a blog post where you can see see the list of the photographers that were speaking with an example of there work plus the photo they were talking about here. After talking to some of the other speakers I found that I was in a minority in that no portrait had immediately sprung to mind for me like it had for them. After some thought I decided to talk about Frank Hurley’s 1915 portrait of John Vincent, The Bosun of the ship the Endurance.
The portrait theme was due to MiniClick launching their second publication which theme is portraiture. You grab a copy here but hurry it’s a limited edition of 200!
John Vincen Bosun Of The Endurance by Frank Hurley 1915
My Family and I recently submitted to Alma Haser’s Ten Seconds Project. The project is based around the childhood game of hide and seek. Participants hide in front of two cameras, one with a 10 second timer and the second shooting video, the idea is to capture a photograph / video of yourself hiding in plan view like a child. Any one can submit to the Ten Seconds Project, it’s pretty simple you can read all the rules here. Because the Project is based around childhood it seemed a good idea to get my three year old daughter Matilda involved.
Kevin & Matilda 10 Seconds Project
As part of the Brighton Photo Fringe Festival MiniClick is bringing a slice of Phoot Camp to Brighton in the form of an exhibition and talk. Phoot Camp is an invite-only photography retreat where photographers get together for a few days and create new work. It’s been held in San Francisco, LA, Marfa (Texas) and upstate New York. I have been lucky enough to attend three of the four camps. I have met some amazingly creative people at Phoot so I am really proud to bring a little slice of the camp to Brighton for the Photo Fringe.
Jim Stephenson has put my 76 minute MiniCLick talk online for your viewing pleasure. The talk is about the photographers that I find interesting and inspirational. I spoke about a mix of photographers from people I know to famous shooters from the past and present. If you want to discover more from any of the photographers work mentioned I have put links to all of them in this blog post.
While on the subject of talks there are loads of MiniClick related talks coming up and I will be speaking at the Margate photography festival in mid August. More details below.
Below is a list of all the photographers / bullet points that I mentioned in my talk “lomokev’s influences friends and heroes” that I gave as is part of the MiniClick talk series at the Old Market Theatre. Even if you did hear the talk the list of links below should make for a good few hours of web surfing. It should also give you lots of people to add on Flickr, Tumbler and twitter. If you want to catch me talk I have two more planed for the future at the Margate Photography festival on Saturday the 13th of August and at the Crawley camera club Monday 21st November. The next MiniClick talk will be by Human Endeavour on Thursday 4th August more details can be found for that in this blog post on Clickclickjim’s website.
A new series of MiniClick talks have started at Add the Colour in Brighton. Last week it was Erika Szostak who gave a talk. Instead of just talking about her work she spoke about the relationship between the photographic image and accompanying text. It’s quite often that you see an image and it might not mean much until you know about it’s context. It’s quite common to see great images posted on flickr and tumbler with no explanation of what they are about and I find it really frustrating. When ever I upload images I always give the images titles, tags and most of the time I will add a description if its needed.