Cities/Towns and Water I have teamed up with the London Photo Festival & Gallery to run my first photography competition! I am looking for your images of towns or cities and the relationship they have with water - from London and the river Thames to a small town pictured in the rain or snow - any images of the urban landscape featuring some element of water. My favourite image will be exhibited in London from early 2018 for three months and the photographer will win a monog
I have been reading more about Gertrude Bell and her photography - she was largely a self taught photographer and was a member of the Royal Photographic Society. 'She carried two cameras where ever she went. One was a hand camera that took glass plates 6.5 inches by 4.25 wide, the other designed for panoramic views.' (Daughter of the Desert, Georgina Howell) Bell would have used a camera very similar to the one below - imagine lugging this around the desert!
I have been fascinated by Gertrude Bell ever since I happened upon a biography about her in a charity shop. She has been the subject of a recent film, Letters from Baghdad , which documents her life as an archaeologist, traveller and photographer. She spent most of he time in the Middle East, helping to shape the modern states (particularly Iraq) as they are today. She would head into the desert taking photos, mapping the area and bonding with its people (Bell spoke fluen
I'm over the moon to be included on the Metro's Hot List - my lens straps are hot, hot, hot! https://www.metro.news/the-hot-list-from-low-cost-flights-to-the-far-east-to-a-stylish-new-hotel-bar/766050/