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TYPify Arts Festival 2018

TYpify 2018

On Sunday evening, I was honoured to have been asked to be part of the TYPify arts festival, located at the beautiful Poltimore House in Exeter, Devon.

I exhibited my latest project; 'Isca; The Eras of Exeter' - all photographed on medium format film, portraying the exceptional history we have here in our city shown dominantly through architecture.

Firstly, the venue itself was absolutely stunning, truly the perfect fit for such an arts festival.

Secondly, the sheer amount of artistic talent at TYPify, in all forms was incredible. To simply be surrounded by that array of creativity was fantastic.

Seeing my photography displayed at Poltimore was an amazing experience and despite having to go home much earlier than I had expected due to being too ill, I am so very glad that I managed to get involved with the last night of the festival.

I lastly would like to say a massive massive thank you to the wonderful people at The Young Pretenders and most especially Katherine Stevens for asking me initially and generally making me feel so settled and welcome!

I'm hoping to continue to display this series of images locally. And will definitely be keeping you all updated on how that all goes.

Completing The Main Element Of My Arts Festival Project

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It’s certainly been a long, exhausting day, but it was truly the best time I’ve had in a long time. Despite my pain and anxiety levels, I managed to finally complete my photography project for the upcoming arts festival.

And I spend some great quality time with my Mum.

This is a quick shot when we were down by Exeter Quay early this morning, whilst I was shooting with my Yashica Mat and some Kodak Portra 400.

The weather today was perfect for photography, especially the stunning light this morning.

The film has now been sent over to the lab for a quick turnaround to then get all of my images ready for printing.

A Wonderful Video Mention From Ben Horne

I’ve been trying to get the word out for my print sale the past couple of months, with, honestly, not an awful lot of luck. So the lovely Ben Horne was kind enough to want to mention me at the start of one of his videos this week.

This film community across YouTube, Instagram and Facebook is amazing; so incredibly supportive and encouraging, full of kind hearted and like minded creatives. It’s brilliant to be involved within this community that welcomed me with open arms.

From people like Ben Horne, Nick Mayo, Michael Boorman, Jacob Murphy, Matt Day...the list could go on of wonderful photographers who are incredibly supportive for the community.

I want to say a big thank you to Ben for the mention in his video this week.

And if you haven’t heard of Ben Horne and you’re a photographer, then you really ought to check out his work, it’s truly incredible. Ben is a large format photographer based in the US and there’s something so special about his images and the soul / personality each and every image has, which portrays to the audience.

TYPify Arts Festival Tickets

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Happy Thursday everyone!

The arts festival I'm honoured to be a part of on July 6th have released their tickets for sale online.

Head over to - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/typify-2018-tickets-46850285465?ref=estw  to find TYPify 18 tickets.

I'll be exhibiting my photography project on Friday 6th July at Poltimore House. It's going to be an amazing event and I'm so over the moon to be a part of this.

It would be great to see some of you there at this incredible Devon arts festival situated at Poltimore House; such an awesome venue for this three day event.

Life's Obstacles

It’s been quite a while since my last blog post in the TYPify arts festival series. This has been for a few reasons really, as overall, it’s been a bit of a difficult time the past month.

I’ve been meticulously planning out this particular arts festival project for a long while now and have been meaning to start it for the past few months. But with chronic illness, comes unpredictability. This is a huge pain when I’m firstly extremely eager to actually get out there and start work on this photographic project, but second when you have a deadline, it causes an awful lot of anxiety to keep being putting back, with life’s obstacles continuing to have been hitting me in the face the past few months, to prevent me from getting out.

Despite that, I’ve planned to head out tomorrow morning to finally make some headway and kick start this project and body of work. My gear is packed with my Yashica Mat loaded with some Ilford FP4, with extra rolls of that particular film stock and also a roll of Kodak Portra 400 to add a splash of colour to the project.

I look forward to updating the blog after tomorrow’s outing and sharing my progress with you all.