Friday, October 15

Branding: Gap forced to abandon logo re-design

Retailer Gap Inc. has scrapped its new logo after just a week. There’s branding and there’s branding, and you can get burnt...

Tuesday, October 12

Quiz time

Who issued the following reminders to UK police forces?

"the act of taking a photograph in itself is not usually sufficient to carry out a stop. Unless there is a very good reason, people taking photographs should not be stopped."

(a) John Yates, Assistant Commissioner, Special Operations
(b) Paula Yates
(c) Yates' Wine Lodge

"Officers and community support officers are reminded that we should not be stopping and searching people for taking photos. Unnecessarily restricting photography, whether from the casual tourist or professional, is unacceptable."

(a) Chief Constable Andy Trotter
(b) Derek Trotter
(c) Leon Trotsky

No prizes - it's "just for fun".

Saturday, October 9

Street Photography Now exhibition at Third Floor Gallery, Cardiff

On now!

The latest exhibition from The Third Floor Gallery in Cardiff complements the Thames & Hudson Street Photography Now photobook and features over 40 photographers from the book.

10 October to 14 November 2010
Open: Wednesday to Sunday 12–6 pm
Tel: 02921 159 151
The Third Floor Gallery has a detailed web site and online presence.

I am very pleased to be included in the exhibition.

Contributing photographers: Christophe Agou – Arif Asci – Narelle Autio – Polly Braden – Bang Byoung-Sang – Maciej Dakowicz – Carolyn Drake – Melanie Einzig – George Georgiou – David Gibson – Bruce Gilden – Thierry Girard – Andrew Z. Glickman – Siegfried Hansen – Markus Hartel – Nils Jorgensen – Richard Kalvar – Martin Kollar – Jens Olof Lasthein – Frederic Lezmi – Jesse Marlow – Jeff Mermelstein – Joel Meyerowitz – Mimi Mollica – Trent Parke – Martin Parr – Gus Powell – Mark Alor Powell – Bruno Quinquet – Paul Russell – Otto Snoek – Matt Stuart – Ying Tang – Alexey Titarenko – Nick Turpin – Munem Wasif – Alex Webb – Amani Willett – Michael Wolf – Artem Zhitenev – Wolfgang Zurborn

The Third Floor Gallery is run by photographers Joni Karanka, Maciej Dakowicz, Bartosz Nowicki plus a team of enthusiasts, and has featured acclaimed shows by Caroline Drake, Chris Steele-Perkins, Jocelyn Bain Hogg, David Solomons and Peter Dench.

Exhibition reviews:
“A re-enchantment of the quotidian” – Chris Moyles (Radio 1 DJ).

Friday, October 8

Large stripey prints “give-away”

I am selling these two poster-size prints (~30 by 20 inches) featuring Weymouth’s distinctive fast food kiosks. I had a couple of copies of each of them made several years ago for a project that never happened, and they have been sitting rolled up ever since. About a week ago, I found and unrolled them and the next day I learnt that the kiosks are now history (see post below), which seemed a coincidence.

The hand and hut image was featured in the 148th RPS International Print Exhibition (catalogue pictured) and both images have been exhibited as part of my Beside the Sea solo shows. In short, they are dead good.

In keeping with tradition, the term “give-away” is relative but I am selling them for a similar price to just the printing costs (my standard price for 15 × 10 inch prints is £100).

You can see the images in the blog post below...

Hand and hut: £22
Ladies with scarves: £22
Both: £35
Postage: £5 UK and £10 EU.
Nikon D70 and bottle not included.

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