Congratulations to Mark Westerby, a neighbour and client of Jack Lowe Studio here at Hoults Yard. He has just heard that ‘Hockey Pitch‘, a print I made for Mark, has been successful in the ‘Commissioned Advertising Single’ category of the prestigious Association of Photographers Awards 2010.
‘Hockey Pitch‘ is an Archival Pigment Print made with the HP DJz3200 on Hahnemühle Fine Art Baryta 325gsm.
Once again, well done Mark and good luck on the presentation night.
As well as stills photography, the moving image has also always intrigued and entranced me. In my early teens, with a make-shift darkroom already installed in my bedroom for a few years, I spied a second-hand Sankyo Super 8mm cine camera in a local camera shop window. For £30 it was mine but, of course, at that age I didn’t appreciate the hemorrhaging my limited funds would suffer by supporting such a habit.
The acquisition of a projector and editor made it even more fun, and the costs didn’t detract from the wonder of thousands of still images on metres of celluloid creating the sensational illusion of a moving image. I still have all these items (above), which are now consigned to display pieces here in the studio.
The days of tinkering with film are long gone but I still love to see such illusions. There’s a fine example at the moment in the castle at Belsay Hall as part of the Extraordinary Measures exhibition—Mat Collishaw’s zoetrope Garden of Unearthly Delights:
Thankfully, my friends and colleagues know I love these visual treats and send me things to look at. Neil Barstow pointed me in the direction of the following clip, Phonographantasmascope, which I also thought you might like to see:
I read today in Campaign Live that the government are “to tackle airbrushed ads“.
The industry awaits the outcome with anticipation and expectation—I guess this will still be playing on their minds…
As one Campaign Live reader says, “You would have to be all kinds of stupid not to know images are airbrushed.” I couldn’t have put it better myself.