This year I was delighted to have another THREE of my images accepted amongst the 50 winning entries from all those submitted by Northern professional photographers. Two of my successful images were personal landscapes but the other was a commissioned shoot for a naturist villa in Portugal. I used PhotoShop to combine a series of stills to create a humorous composite. I was really pleased with the result and I chuckled at the little narratives I was able to include.
"SUN celebrates and rewards the best commercial photography in the UK regions within Advertising, Design, Fashion and Editorial.
Now in its 28th year, SUN returns to the Gallery with it’s annual competition exhibition.
|"Portugal Pool Party" Click image for large version|
This year, photographer and SUN 27 judge Brian Griffin has passed the baton to Louise Clements, who has curated this years awards and who will be joining us on the launch night to give a talk about her work as an independent curator, portfolio reviewer and photographic artistic director.
Louise Clements is Artistic Director of QUAD, a centre for contemporary art and film, as well as being the Co-Founder and Artistic Director/Curator of FORMAT International Photography Festival in Derby since 2004. As a curator, she has initiated and curated many commissions, publications, mass participation art, film and photography programmes and exhibitions since 1998. She was Guest Curator at Kaunas Photo Festival, Lithuania Duel/Duet; Habitat Centre and Haus Khas BlowUp, in Deli, India; Dong Gang International Photography Festival South Korea, UK Photography Now : The Constructed View, 2013; Dali International Photography Festival, China, Life Is Elsewhere 2013; Noorderlicht 20/20 2013.
Louise regularly writes about photography for catalogues and magazines in both print and online media. Co-editor of several photobooks: Hijacked III UK/AUS, PHOTOCINEMA, Hungry Still and is Editor-at-Large for 1000 Words Online Photography Magazine. She is an international photography juror and nominator including WYNG Hong Kong, LensCulture France, Daylight USA, Lodz Fotofestiwal Poland, Prix Pictet, Deutsche Börse. A member of Planar Scientific Committee for Photography, Italy, and portfolio reviewer at festivals and galleries extensively throughout Europe, America and across Asia" (SUN Press release)
The exhibition runs for one week from next Wednesday, 26th October.
|"Light Notes" Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) - Click on image for larger version|
|"Light Beneath the Waves" Cornwall - Click image for large version|