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Photography and Madness

I have just reread Italo Calvino’s The Adventure of a Photographer and saw a few themes that might make food for thought. I am planning on doing a trio of blogs on the themes of Photography and…

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Collaboration and Anglepoise Lamps

Photography tutor Russell Squires has been involved in a strange and intriguing project involving a huge Anglepoise lamp, a camera, some strangers and one of the busiest and most trendy streets in London.  When I saw his project, a creative collaboration involving designers, photographers and Anglepoise® I saw a few lessons we could all learn […]

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Braga!

This Portuguese photography festival is called Encontros da Imagem and has been around for about 25 years. It is curated yearly around a theme and consists of exhibitions dotted around the beautifully historic city of Braga. I had a portfolio review in Paris about 2 years ago and met Bill Kowenhoven from Hotshoe International who, […]

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The seduction of the image.

I came to Arles with fashion and art camping in two separate parts of my head.  It wasn’t that I didn’t think the lines could be blurred…

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Walk of Shame

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date   Today I endured the annual inconvenience and waste of an afternoon to collect my rejected portraits from a certain national prize. From the series Edelweiss by Sharon Boothroyd, 2011, rejected 2013. As I walked through the […]

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Photography and Nostalgia

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   The two go hand in hand.  As soon as a photograph is taken the moment becomes a thing of the past, frozen in time for us to ‘remember’.  Looking back, sentimentalising a captured memory and the […]

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Representing Women

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.     Vanity by Memling You painted a naked woman because you enjoyed looking at her, you put a mirror in her hand and you called the painting Vanity, thus morally condemning the woman whose nakedness you […]

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"This should be in Tate Modern not The Photographers' Gallery."

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date. Is it simply a case of photography vs art at Deutsche Börse? I think it would be a fair generalisation to say that the newer you are to OCA the more difficult it is to grasp what […]

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Photography is in a good place / Photography Matters

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   I just sent out a newsletter.  Terrifying experience.  Almost as scary as feeding the ducks with my kids. It is terrifying because it really matters to me.  (Not the ducks, then I just fear for my […]

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What makes a great portrait?

I had been asking myself this question when this image arrived in my inbox like a lightning bolt out of the blue.

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