Sky Arts must be commended for the TV show Master of Photography, it’s the second series and it’s been superb.
A proper competition, not just a popularity contest like so many shows. However like all art, photography is subjective and with three regular judges personal opinion comes into it.
But i do believe that’s one of the joys of the show as it’s the same as getting jobs, you have to work with the customer choices without sacrificing your personal style.
Thats exactly what the winner Gillian Allard (@gillianallardphotos) did, listened to the brief, took on board the views of the judges and then went and done some fantastic work, using all her skills while keeping true to her style.
Gillian who is from my home town of Ipswich,
is having an exhibition back in Ipswich now the show is over and it is superb, it covers two of her personal projects as well as some of her editorial work, it’s well worth a visit.
The exhibition is being held at The Landon Gallery, Ipswich from the 5th of July to the 5th of August, please give the show and the exhibition a look, you’ll feel better for it!
I’ve been quite busy of late, with weddings, portraits and some sports work, I’ve also started working with a newly formed camera club, helping them with some of the fundamentals of photography and I think we’re all enjoying it.
Have to see where it leads, I like sharing the little knowledge I have and it’s nice to be nice!
Maybe the blog will evolve that way too, I’m not sure yet, however I am thinking of starting an online camera club of sorts, let me know if you’re interested.