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Category Archives: Talks
I have been doing a lot of public speaking recently and am about to give my first talk in London on the 14th March which is odd as I have spoken all across the UK and given a few talks in the US, but this will be my first in London. I also have put together quite a few presentations for MiniClick at short notice, so I am a dab hand at Keynote as well. Because of this I feel I have gained experience with public speaking to the point where I can offer advice to others who are about to get up in front of a crowd. Some of the advice in this tutorial is geared towards Apple’s Keynote. Keynote is Apple’s version of PowerPoint, if you have Mac and don’t have Keynote, get it now as it’s only £13.99. This is not a Keynote tutorial so if you are PC-using-PowerPoint fan, the information in this post will still be relevant to you.
On Thursday 14th of March I’m giving a talk about my work at PhotoForum in London. PhotoForum is a free monthly photography talk with each of the events featuring two speakers. Speaking on the same night as myself will be photo journalist Mimi Mollica. I have spoken about my work in various places like: Book shops in San francisco, Google’s headquarters in California, galleries in Germany, Wales & Leeds, BLAB in Manchester, various Universities and of course the mighty MiniCLick! Until now I have not spoken in London, so it feels like quite a special event for me.
Speaking at BLAB Manchester – Photo by Matth Booth
Last month I did a little northern tour; I spoke at BLAB in Manchester and then at the White Cloth gallery for Exposure Leeds the following night. Both nights I spoke about my work and the Manchester talk is now online. If you are ever up that neck of the woods I strongly recommend you check out BLAB if it’s on and that you check out the White Cloth gallery in Leeds too. I’d like to thank Exposure Leeds and BLAB for bringing me up there and all the people that came to both events.
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.
I have a lot of talks, exhibitions and courses coming up in the next few months, well I actually have events booked up right until February 2013, but I want to highlight a few that are happening over the next few months. If you’re close either Brighton, Manchester or Munich read on.
Lomokev’s inspirations talk – Brighton – 15th August 7PM
Platform Exhibition – Brighton 22nd of August to 4th September
Daily Swim Talk – Brighton – 6th of September 6PM
BLAB Talk – Manchester – 10th September 6pm
Hot Shots photography course – Brighton – 22nd & 23rd of September
Casual snapper to published Author talk – Munich – 19th of October
Hot Shots photography course – Munich – 20th & 21st of October
The Floating Memories project was set up to archive and make accessible the past 150 years of the sporting and sea bathing heritage of Brighton Swimming Club, of which I am a member. Apart from cataloging and making sense of the immense archive of material, there are lots of upcoming events to help make the history come alive and create a narrative from the Club’s great story
As part of the Brighton Digital festival I will be giving a short talk and then taking part in a panel discussion at the Fabrica Gallery on Wednesday the 14th of September. Other artists taking part are Kirsty Hall, Photography collective Wandering Bears and Lucy Phillips creator of the What Cannot Be Seen. The theme for the evening is about how artists use the Internet not only to show their work but also as part of it, a la “the medium is the message”. Continue reading
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.