Two year Brighton i360 construction photography

It’s not often as a photographer you get offered long term projects. It’s usually a day or a week so it’s with some excitement I can tell that along with Gary Eastwood I have been contracted to document all aspects of the construction of the i360. I will be shooting for two years from now till July 2016!

Brighton i360 as it will be seen from Brighton  Pier.Architectural visualisation by F10

Brighton i360 as it will be seen from Brighton Pier. Architectural visualisation by F10

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New photo book Published by MiniClick: I Dare the Wave, A Life to Save

MiniClick has started publishing small photo books focusing on one project. For those of you that don’t know MiniClick has been organising free photography talks in Brighton and further afield since 2010. I have had the pleasure of speaking at MiniClick on several occasions. So it’s with great pride that I can tell you that my work will be published along with 4 other photographers in the first set of photo books. They will launch on June the 25th at the Old Market in Hove.

dave sawyers brighton swimming club

Dave Sawyers gutting fish after catching while swimming – 2008

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Analogue Tribes Fragmented Portraits Documentary

Photographer Anton and founder of Lots of Little Ideas has been working on a series films titled ‘Analogue Tribes’ about photographers that still use film in a predominately digital age. Today he released the First Analogue Tribes film featuring me talking about my montage portraits. Last year we met up in East London and he documented me as I shot montage portraits of some hip East London cats. After a little wonder we went to the basement of the East London Lomography store where we had a little chat about my use of film.

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Photographic related Brighton Open houses and other exhibitions to see

It’s that time of year again and the Brighton Festival has once again rolled around, which in turn means it’s time for Brighton Open Houses. There is an absolutely overwhelming number of open houses, more than you could ever hope to get around even if you visited them on every weekend of the 4 week festival.

Edward Bishop, Edward Bishop and George Douglas

Images by Edward Bishop, Edward Bishop and George Douglas

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Dubble app Instagram competition

The makers of the Double exposure app Dubble have asked me to judge a photo competition they’re running. The comp is to celebrate their first six months in the app store. All you have to do to enter is to post some of your Dubble pictures on Instagram with the hashtag #dubblecomp. The prizes are six smartphone lenses from Photojojo. If you’re gonna enter hurry up as the competition closes on the 12th of May.

dubble instagram competition

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Hands on review of the Android powered Samsung Galaxy NX

Since November 2013 I’ve been using a Samsung Galaxy NX The first interchangeable lens camera to run the Android operating system. A common feature on new cameras is wireless connectivity that enables them to connect to phones or tablets to transfer photos so that images can then be posted online. Having a combination of Android and wireless connectivity cuts out the middle man, you can shoot pictures then use them in whatever Android app takes your fancy. You might think having full blown Android on a camera might get in the way of shooting, sure you could miss a photo op by playing angry birds, but no matter what app you’re using you can get into camera mode with one press of the shutter button. The build quality is really sturdy, it feels as small as it possibly could be while accommodating the large touch screen and large removable battery.

Samsung Galaxy NX back and front

First interchangeable camera powered by android. The first thing you will notice about the Samsung Galaxy NX is the back is mostly screen, it has a huge 4.77 inch touch screen.

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Adding easy to remember web addresses / urls to Instagram posts

You may or may not have noticed that Instagram is one of the only web services that you can not post clickable web links to, I assume Instagram put in this restriction to stop spammy posts which is great but it does not help you if you’re trying to pimp something that your followers will be legitimately interested in. This is something I recently thought about when I was giving a joint talk with my wife Rockcakes on the subject of Etsy SEO for the Brighton Etsy team. It’s a common thing for Etsy makers to post Instagram images of their making exploits, it’s a shame they can’t link to where their items can be found online.

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Last of my Brighton Source Magazine Street Style Montage Portraits

If you follow my blog you will probably know that every so often I post a selection of the montage street style portraits that I shoot for Brighton Source Magazine. After seeing my montage portraits of the Phoot Camp attendees Source Magazine asked me to shoot their trend spotting section for the January 2010 issue as a guest spot. Four years later I was still trend spotting for them. Unfortunately after all that time Source has now ceased as a Magazine due to shrinking advertising revenues – you can read more about it on Source’s site here. It’s a massive loss for Brighton as Source was a champion of local talent. Their main editorial rule was that whatever or whoever is featured it had to be local to Brighton. Initially Source was going to carry on as an online entity but it looks like that will not happen as even without a full time staff they can’t make the website work with the available advertising revenue. I hope that James Kendall (editor) and all the other Source staff luck with their future endeavours.

Street Style portraits

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