Any old photography kit? Time to give back
The Disabled Photographers Society in an excellent charity to support. Each year at The Photography Show I have bought some excellent pre-loved kit from them, with all proceeds going towards their good work. They are after books, filters etc. anything that you can donate, analogue or digital.
If you are planning on attending the ‘Bleak’ Exhibition Meet the Artist event on Thursday May 16th and have some old gear, I have Eddie Currall an officer of DPS coming along on the night to collect donations of kit.
You can also arrange to donate kit using by sending an email to email@example.com
October Open-Studios is coming!
THIS YEAR’S EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE ON WEEKENDS OF 5/6TH AND 12/13TH OCTOBER
Now in its 3rd year, Birmingham Open Studios is continuing to grow. Run by ArtsBrum, the concept allows artists of all standards to display their craft in their own homes or working studios. All artists are welcome, whether they are seasoned professionals or just starting out.
The public can view all of the artist’s work – for free – in the artist’s creative environment, giving you an insight into their lives and creative processes
Public visits, purchases, praise and commissions give artists a reason to keep creating, and Open Studios means they do not have to pay sky-high commission rates to galleries on sales, instead keeping the earnings themselves. Our ethos is to promote creativity in the area, with a focus on community cohesion.
2019 already…? Happy New Year!
2019 got off on a high note, with news that We All Shoot Photos charity calendar and exhibition sales had helped raise over £1500 for Tabor House, giving homeless people hope and help to make a fresh start, big respect!
Transitions is up!
Pete at ‘Transitions’
until 10th February at Gunmakers Arms
As well as the aesthetics of photography, I am also interested in the technical and scientific aspects.
So it is natural for the technical and aesthetic to blend, as I begin to explore the craft of printing and creative mounting of my images in 2019. I have already learned to create double-mounts. I’m excited about the extra freedom and ‘white-space’ this affords my photographs.
The next step may be to consider making my own frames, to compliment the mounted photographs. More tools, what more can a man want!
‘Land of my Fathers’: A photographic journey in my Wales
My solo exhibition of landscape photographs at All Saints Centre, Kings Heath, February 3rd until March 31st, ‘Land of my fathers – Wales and Beyond’