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21

Oct

Above: More news from 2013 graduate Dave Vail.

I was recently commissioned to fly back to Ireland and shoot a a series of advertisements for the ego-organic brand Roco. It was great to get booked for this as I had previously just shot their mens collection. The images will appear in hair styling magazines in the UK from January 2015”.

Hair by Roco Hair Team
Styling by Jamie Russell (Beyond Man Magazine)
Make-up by Clodagh Harris
Photo Assistant - Harry Burner

Speaking Out and Up!

Dr. Sharon Harper has just received the exciting news that a paper she has written has been accepted for the prestigious MeCCSA (Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association) conference, which is being held at Northumbria University, Newcastle in January 2015.

Sharon will be discussing the current state of photographic theory and propose a new direction for investigation and study “Commercial photography has been an area historically sidelined by theorists, but this is changing. The question now is how we address it in a meaningful way. My paper suggests that we look to film studies as a model of how to address such a prolific range of work”.

https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/about-us/news-events/events/2015/01/meccsa-2015/

19

Oct

Above: This short film features Senior Lecturer Grant Scott on a recent shoot for Russian Instyle magazine. Grant was shooting Svetlana Marich the Deputy Chairman and Co-Head of Contemporary Art, Europe at Phillips Auction House in St.James Street, W1 as part of a fashion/interiors shoot for the magazine. Svetlana bought the Rolls Royce during the shoot!

The film was made by recent graduate Kasia Fiszer who was assisting Grant on the shoot.

Above: News concerning a body of work recently created by Senior Lecturer Matthew Murray.
“The Galleries Shopping Mall, Bristol was constructed some twenty years ago and is home to more discount stores than the regular selection of chain outlets. For this reason, the complex attracts shoppers of diverse backgrounds, ages, and lifestyles, an aspect that convinced me to set to work within its walls. I asked for and was granted permission to erect a mobile studio within the space of an empty shop and soon began approaching groups and individuals as they went about their daily routine”.
 http://www.featureshoot.com/2014/10/shoppers-captures-the-diverse-characters-found-in-a-bristol-mall/

Above: News concerning a body of work recently created by Senior Lecturer Matthew Murray.

The Galleries Shopping Mall, Bristol was constructed some twenty years ago and is home to more discount stores than the regular selection of chain outlets. For this reason, the complex attracts shoppers of diverse backgrounds, ages, and lifestyles, an aspect that convinced me to set to work within its walls. I asked for and was granted permission to erect a mobile studio within the space of an empty shop and soon began approaching groups and individuals as they went about their daily routine”.

http://www.featureshoot.com/2014/10/shoppers-captures-the-diverse-characters-found-in-a-bristol-mall/

11

Oct

Above: Senior Lecturer Grant Scott’s work and book titled Crash Happy which documents the lives of a group of banger car racers in South London over the course of a year has now been purchased for the permanent collections by the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Tate, London, Victoria & Albert Museum, London and the British Library.

Above: Senior Lecturer Grant Scott’s work and book titled Crash Happy which documents the lives of a group of banger car racers in South London over the course of a year has now been purchased for the permanent collections by the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Tate, London, Victoria & Albert Museum, London and the British Library.

Above: An extremely strong series of images created by second year Ben Large over the summer.

I created this series of images in a small town on the west coast of Madagascar called Andavadoaka whilst I was there volunteering for a company called Blue Ventures. The trip was based around marine conservation, mangrove planting (a tree which grows in tidal swamps) and engaging with the community. The town is stricken with poverty and only a slim number of children will make it past the age of 18 as medical care is minimal. I wanted to document how the children of the village treated life and what they spend their time doing (seeing as there is very little to do). Most of the children have to grow up very fast, the average age of a girl giving birth is fourteen and they start work at the age of ten”.

Above: A well conceived and contracted conceptual image created by second year Courtney Brock as part of the Creative Portfolio module. The brief was to create a landing page for a digital version of a short story.
“My concept explores the themes of manipulation in the short story Just Do It by Heather Lindsley. I created the image by shooting each part separately and then constructing the final image in Photoshop”.

Above: A well conceived and contracted conceptual image created by second year Courtney Brock as part of the Creative Portfolio module. The brief was to create a landing page for a digital version of a short story.

My concept explores the themes of manipulation in the short story Just Do It by Heather Lindsley. I created the image by shooting each part separately and then constructing the final image in Photoshop”.

09

Oct

Above: Our technician Lisa Lavery is not only an essential part of our team but also a highly talented image maker. Her work is featured in an exhibition titled foto39 at the Christmas Steps Gallery, Bristol from Monday 3-6 November.
http://christmasstepsgallery.co.uk
 

Above: Our technician Lisa Lavery is not only an essential part of our team but also a highly talented image maker. Her work is featured in an exhibition titled foto39 at the Christmas Steps Gallery, Bristol from Monday 3-6 November.

http://christmasstepsgallery.co.uk

 

07

Oct

Above: Another successful response to the joke brief. This one was created by Jessica King, Tchad Findlay, Becca Horton, Sian Phelps and Reece Pickering.
" Our inspiration came from silent films such as; ‘The Artist’ (2011) and ‘The Blacksmith’ (1922) and comedy actors such as Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy".

Above: Another successful response to the joke brief. This one was created by Jessica King, Tchad Findlay, Becca Horton, Sian Phelps and Reece Pickering.

" Our inspiration came from silent films such as; ‘The Artist’ (2011) and ‘The Blacksmith’ (1922) and comedy actors such as Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy".

Above: We get our first years working hard as soon as they join us with a creative brief and presentation every week alongside their other modules. This week they were set the brief to tell a joke in a series of just six images.
Here are some of what we think are the most successful solutions.
Created by Conor Malone, Tom Baldwin, Joe Williams, Ashleigh Hartwell and Lucy Hales-Jerkins. This series of images was based on the concept of the Grim Reaper coming to take his next victim in a church. However, the girl spots him and runs for her life. As she races across the grave yard, God appears and knocks the Grim Reaper into a grave, saving the girl!

Above: We get our first years working hard as soon as they join us with a creative brief and presentation every week alongside their other modules. This week they were set the brief to tell a joke in a series of just six images.

Here are some of what we think are the most successful solutions.

Created by Conor Malone, Tom Baldwin, Joe Williams, Ashleigh Hartwell and Lucy Hales-Jerkins. This series of images was based on the concept of the Grim Reaper coming to take his next victim in a church. However, the girl spots him and runs for her life. As she races across the grave yard, God appears and knocks the Grim Reaper into a grave, saving the girl!

05

Oct

Above: Our final post of work created in response to the photo booth brief comes from Katie Sharp, Jenny Green, Katy Layton, Kuba Junek, Erin Gibson and Alexandra James.

Above: Our final post of work created in response to the photo booth brief comes from Katie Sharp, Jenny Green, Katy Layton, Kuba Junek, Erin Gibson and Alexandra James.

Above: Another response to the photo-booth brief created by first year’s Shannon Duddley, Gabriel Rose, Llùcia Wood, Sam Kelly, Jemima Bryce and Georgia Burns. 

Above: Another response to the photo-booth brief created by first year’s Shannon Duddley, Gabriel Rose, Llùcia Wood, Sam Kelly, Jemima Bryce and Georgia Burns. 

03

Oct

Above: More news from senior lecturer Matthew Murray.
“The photo essay featured on Port Magazine online is from a larger body of work spanning 20 years of travelling and taking photos from destination, such Rio De Janeiro to Sardinia, Rome to Australia and USA to Weston-Super-Mare. The series looks at how the work we put into preparing for our annual summer holiday. We punish ourselves in our relentless need to be prepared for two weeks in the sun, for us to enjoy a different culture and climate and to bring tales of our fun-in-the-sun to our ever-suffering friends, family and work colleagues – primarily through the medium of the holiday snap. But the snap shot so central to the holiday memory is generally left on our computer desktop to fester for months, if not years”. 

 http://www.port-magazine.com/feature/pleasure-in-leisure-matthew-murray-photo-essay/

Above: More news from senior lecturer Matthew Murray.

The photo essay featured on Port Magazine online is from a larger body of work spanning 20 years of travelling and taking photos from destination, such Rio De Janeiro to Sardinia, Rome to Australia and USA to Weston-Super-Mare. The series looks at how the work we put into preparing for our annual summer holiday. We punish ourselves in our relentless need to be prepared for two weeks in the sun, for us to enjoy a different culture and climate and to bring tales of our fun-in-the-sun to our ever-suffering friends, family and work colleagues – primarily through the medium of the holiday snap. But the snap shot so central to the holiday memory is generally left on our computer desktop to fester for months, if not years”. 


http://www.port-magazine.com/feature/pleasure-in-leisure-matthew-murray-photo-essay/

30

Sep

Above: Some of you may remember our regular posts featuring the dance photography of Dani Bower. She graduated this year but is still keeping us updated on her ongoing projects. These images were shot in Mallorca and are of dancer Indiana Doormer. 

Above: We posted this image created by first year Carly Tyrell last week but since then Carly has learnt that it has been short listed for the NME Music Photography Awards 2014. A great start to her time with us and we wish her the best of luck in the final judging. 
You can find out more about the awards by visiting www.nme.com/photoawards

Above: We posted this image created by first year Carly Tyrell last week but since then Carly has learnt that it has been short listed for the NME Music Photography Awards 2014. A great start to her time with us and we wish her the best of luck in the final judging. 

You can find out more about the awards by visiting www.nme.com/photoawards