Candid Observations: St. Andrews

Continuing on the Scottish theme, this week on Candid Observations, I’d like to share some captures from a very cold and windy St. Andrews. Thankfully when your equipment is all-mechanical there are no operating temperature ranges to worry about. There’s more from this trip to come down the line, but due to that roll still being in my Pentacon, all you’re getting now is sand and rocks 😁.

Candid Observations: Edinburgh

If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you’d know that over the last few weeks I’ve been posting content from the birthday trip to Scotland I took with my partner. This week on Candid Observations, I’d like to share some of my favourite captures from our walks through Edinburgh, and our little hike up Arthur’s Seat. All shot on my Pentacon Six TL, Kodak Ektar and Ilford FP4.  

Hidden Histories featured on The Pupil Sphere

Earlier this week the lovely folks at the Pupil Sphere sat down with Michaela Nagyidaiová & Kristina Sergeeva, founders of “In Conversation With”, to talk about their ongoing exhibition, Hidden Histories. The show itself includes work from 13 international artists, including yours truly, and explores a variety of curious and interesting subjects from all around the world, so make sure to visit the lovely virtual exhibition! You can find the article on The Pupil Sphere and our exhibition, here!

Issue07 launches website!

As some of you may know, a few months ago I was taken on under advisory by the new photographic organisation “Issue.07”. Their aim is to provide more opportunities and break down a lot of the barriers in front of emerging and early-career photographic practitioners via education, broadening their networks and advisement. You can find them on Instagram @issue.07 and on their brand new website, https://www.issue07.org/ . 

Check them out! 

Interview in Darwin Magazine

As some of you may already know, a few weeks ago I was announced as one of Darwin Magazine’s mentees for 2020/21. This is an opportunity I’m incredibly excited about as I hope it will help me develop the aspects of my practice that I haven’t honed as much/as well during my time at university. 

To kick off our work together, I’d like to share with you the interview they held to introduce me to their readership. A lot of these questions were answered during my podcast appearance earlier this year, so if you were gutted you couldn’t listen to it as you don’t speak Bulgarian, this is definitely for you. I leave you with an excerpt from the interview below. You can find the full article here.

“With time it’s looking more and more like I’m drawn towards work that I feel matters, and stories that I feel need to have a light shone on them”

Starting off with dreams of law school is not typically how you imagine someone’s path in the photography world starting. However this was exactly what happened to Bulgarian born, London based photographer Yassen Grigorov. Yassen is one the six photographers who we are delighted to be working with on the Darwin mentorship programme. 

Walking us through his process and love of shooting on analogue cameras, he shares with us his emotional pull to the medium and tactile process that comes along with film photography compared to digital. An example of his analogue approach is Exemplary Home. Exploring the North West of his native Bulgaria, he tells us how the narrative and context drew him in from his safe and objective distance, to creating a personal and emotive bond with the place and project…”

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