Archive for ‘News’

August 11, 2011

NEW ISSUE! WINk 7: Fringe

WINk 7 Fringe WIN-Initiative

This quarter’s issue of WINk magazine is out and proud. With works from Christian Witkin, Sabrina van den Heuvel, Marc van der Aa and interviews with Balazs Gardi, Tim Matsui and Jenni Monet, this issue is packed with stories and images from the fringe of our contemporary culture. Sexuality, gender identity, global warming and the Afghanistan front line, click on the cover to explore more about the personal experiences of these photographers and film-makers who are living on the fringe

 

 

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July 15, 2011

Paradalia AUCB BA Photography Degree Show 2011 LONDON

Paradalia AUCB (Arts University College at Bournemouth) BA (Hons) Photography Graduate ShowEdward Lynn - Static, Paradalia Exhibition 2011[Edward Lynn Static, featuring in Paradalia]

Paradalia
Free Range
 @ The Old Truman Brewery, London
21st-25th July 2011

Private View: Thursday 21st  July 2011, 6pm onwards

Elise Price Stoney Cross AUCB Paradalia Graduate Show[Stoney Cross from the series Stoney Cross USAAF  No.416 by Elise Price]

An alternative to the Commercial Photography degree course at the Arts University College at Bournemouth (formerly The Arts Institute at Bournemouth) is he BA Photography – often recognized as the ‘Fine Art Photography’ degree program which is ‘underpinned by historical and critical approaches to the medium of photography’.

Students from this course are encouraged to challenge the limitations of the medium through contemporary practice, often resulting the kind of intimate, subtle and crafted imagery you would expect from a fine artist.

This year’s graduates are exhibiting their work under ‘Paradalia‘ at the Free Range exhibition in the Old Truman Brewery, London.

For more information, please visit their website at: http://www.paradalia.co.uk/


April 13, 2011

WINk 6: Featured Articles

Elizabeth Avedon Interview by Natalie Lloyd

WINk Magazine Issue 6 “Current”

Now online for your viewing pleasure!

WINk – the online photography magazine published by the alternative, highly creative stock agency, WIN-Initiative – showcases some of the best current photography from across the globe and within the WIN community. After working with these guys in the latter part of last year, I had the pleasure of being a contributing writer for this issue. So head on over to http://www.wink-mag.com to take a gander at my conversation with Elizabeth Avedon on Viewing Spaces and Sion Fullana on Mobile Photography (Full-on Fullana). They also featured a quick article I wrote about the importance of being engaged in the world around you in a piece called ‘On Trends‘.

January 8, 2011

The Photographer’s Adventure

Jake Baggaley - Aokigahara[Jake Baggaley, from the series: Aokigahara]

 

JAKE BAGGALEY VENTURES TO MONGOLIA TO RAISE MONEY FOR CHILDREN

 

An English playwright and novelist once said that “every production of an artist should be the expression of an adventure of his soul” (Somerset Maugham, W.). This sounds very apt for the work of recently aforementioned photographer Alec Soth, where his subject appears a way of commenting on speculations of a universal inner monologue, but for most artists it is in making the work , as much as in its review, in which they find their adventure. Photographers have been the architects of great adventures for years; from Richard Avedon’s American West (1985) to Lee Friedlander’s America By Car (1995-2010), utilising the power of the camera as a key to gain access – and often reason – to enter the places they wish to discover.

Jake Baggaley, who takes his stylistic inspiration from a more contemporary breed of photographers in the shape of Simon Norfolk, Simon Roberts and Leoni Purchas, is another one of photography’s explorers. Even whilst completing his degree at the Arts University College at Bournemouth (UK), it was infrequent to see Baggaley in the classroom – let alone the country. In his three years of study he chose projects that would ensure him a voyage across seas to photograph the stories and people that he found most fascinating – from the morbid beauty of the Aokigahara forest at the base of Mt. Fuji with the notorious highest concentrated suicide rating in Japan to the people living in the dangerously radiated ground zero in Chernobyl.

 

Jake Baggaley, Chernobyl[Jake Baggaley, from the series: Chernobyl]

 

Now as a graduate, Baggaley pursues his commitment to photographic exploration as a social documentary photographer and will be embarking on his next journey later this year as a part of 3JD Mongol Rally where Jake, along with his brother Joe and two friends, Jordan and Dwayne, will drive from his home in South of England to the capital of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, in order to raise money for two charities – Children’s Hospice UK and The Christina Noble Children’s Foundation. Journeying through eighteen countries and eleven thousand miles of terrain, Baggaley will be photographing some of the most infamous destinations along their route including ‘The Door to Hell’ in Darvaza, Turkmenistan (a gas hole in the Earth that burns 24/7) and the most polluted city on Earth, Baku.

There is no doubt that the imagery to follow will be that of intrigue, but with no corporate sponsorship, 3JD aim to raise money through direct donations to Children’s Hospice and The Christina Noble Foundation via their website www.3jd.co.uk. The team are also looking for people who can help them with the more practical sides of their journey – from what to do when their car breaks down, to language help as they cross borders.  – without which, the journey will not be possible.

 

To see more of Jake Baggaley’s photography, visit his website at: www.jakebaggaley.com and learn more about the Mongol Rally by visiting www.3jd.co.uk

Let’s just hope they take a leaf out of Aron Ralston’s (127 Hours) book and let people know where they’re going!

3JD Mongol Rally 2011