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Saturday Spotlight: Vivian Maier

Vivian Maier’s story has touched the fine art photography community. Details about Maier’s life are still being pieced together, but we do know that she was born in America, grew up in France, and returned to America to live a quiet

Saturday Spotlight: Vivian Maier

Vivian Maier’s story has touched the fine art photography community. Details about Maier’s life are still being pieced together, but we do know that she was born in America, grew up in France, and returned to America to live a quiet

breath of fresh air: sculpture exhibition

I had the pleasure of attending the biennial Fresh Air 2011 sculpture exhibition currently being held in the garden and grounds of Cotswolds’ Quenington Old Rectory, Gloucestershire, UK. With a wide range of modern site-specific sculpture from local, regional and

breath of fresh air: sculpture exhibition

I had the pleasure of attending the biennial Fresh Air 2011 sculpture exhibition currently being held in the garden and grounds of Cotswolds’ Quenington Old Rectory, Gloucestershire, UK. With a wide range of modern site-specific sculpture from local, regional and

the trouble with wildlife photography

I’m sorry, I really am. But I just can’t stand wildlife photography. In fact, I find people showing me their backyard shots of red-breasted robins, feeding squirrels and vast skies with small speck (look, an owl!) yawn-inducing and an offensive waste

the trouble with wildlife photography

I’m sorry, I really am. But I just can’t stand wildlife photography. In fact, I find people showing me their backyard shots of red-breasted robins, feeding squirrels and vast skies with small speck (look, an owl!) yawn-inducing and an offensive waste

endangered: the photography degree

photography course cuts Source Magazine recently published an article discussing the likelihood of photography course cuts throughout the UK. Spending cuts: the coalition government announce teaching grants for undergraduate courses in arts and humanities will be axed. Art courses such

endangered: the photography degree

photography course cuts Source Magazine recently published an article discussing the likelihood of photography course cuts throughout the UK. Spending cuts: the coalition government announce teaching grants for undergraduate courses in arts and humanities will be axed. Art courses such

Photography: the new socially shameful habit

Have photographers replaced smokers as the new social aversion? Standing on a soap box. The Telegraph’s Nick Trend has published an article today stating that photography (in this instance, he’s referring to travel photography) diminishes experience. I was once told

Photography: the new socially shameful habit

Have photographers replaced smokers as the new social aversion? Standing on a soap box. The Telegraph’s Nick Trend has published an article today stating that photography (in this instance, he’s referring to travel photography) diminishes experience. I was once told

the fine art photographer: a definition

An origin: the fine art photographer unveiled. The word art is derived from the Latin “ars“, which, although literally defined means, “skill method” or “technique”, holds a connotation of beauty. A photographer (from Greek φωτός (photos), meaning “light“, and γράφω

the fine art photographer: a definition

An origin: the fine art photographer unveiled. The word art is derived from the Latin “ars“, which, although literally defined means, “skill method” or “technique”, holds a connotation of beauty. A photographer (from Greek φωτός (photos), meaning “light“, and γράφω

ethics and fine art photography

ethics and fine art photography Controversial photos When it comes to creative vision, anything goes. Even in our overly politically correct climate, fine art practitioners have a free pass when it comes to artistic statement. I love to laugh But

ethics and fine art photography

ethics and fine art photography Controversial photos When it comes to creative vision, anything goes. Even in our overly politically correct climate, fine art practitioners have a free pass when it comes to artistic statement. I love to laugh But

a most pictorial picture

Pictorialist photography In my current quest of discovering more about photography’s history (I do wish Ian Jeffrey’s A Concise History was a little easier to read) I came across the term Pictorialism.   Apparently, the Pictorialist style was extremely popular

a most pictorial picture

Pictorialist photography In my current quest of discovering more about photography’s history (I do wish Ian Jeffrey’s A Concise History was a little easier to read) I came across the term Pictorialism.   Apparently, the Pictorialist style was extremely popular

news: film photography: dead as a Dodo

Last week The Associated Press released an article about the dwindling sales of film-related photography equipment. It poses the question asked ever since digital photography became available: is film photography dead? The figures do cast a dark cloud over the

news: film photography: dead as a Dodo

Last week The Associated Press released an article about the dwindling sales of film-related photography equipment. It poses the question asked ever since digital photography became available: is film photography dead? The figures do cast a dark cloud over the

article: is fine art elitist?

beware – I’m standing on a soapbox On Saturday 4th June 2011 the 54th Art Biennale will open in Venice. A fine art exhibition featuring 83 artists from all over the globe, the Art Biennale contains instillation art created by

article: is fine art elitist?

beware – I’m standing on a soapbox On Saturday 4th June 2011 the 54th Art Biennale will open in Venice. A fine art exhibition featuring 83 artists from all over the globe, the Art Biennale contains instillation art created by