Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Breaking Pictures - Billboards

I've been photographing the billboard near my house for about four years. Every week a new advertising message arrives and by the end of the week the wind and rain have taken their toll. Sometimes it's just a small tear, other times the whole thing drops off and leaves an interesting mish-mash of old messages. 

It's a bit like London - lots of layers on top of one another, the past is never far away and always mixing with the present.

There's a project here, I just haven't found a way into it as yet. In the meantime I'll keep collecting images.

Friday, 22 January 2016

Old Stories for New Times: inspiration for sustainable living

I took part in a lovely project last year that is now nearing it's finish point - at least for now. 

The exhibition is dedicated to day-to-day life and community life in Kilburn, Kensal Green, Brondesbury and Mapesbury in the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s and 1960s before cheap oil and consumerism took the world by storm.

There's a piece here from Rob Hopkins from the Transition Network who was kind enough to do a talk at the exhibition. 

Iain and below Norman took part in the project.


Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Black and White Photographer of the Year - Not

Had this image shortlisted for the Black and White Photographer of the Year Competition. Unfortunately didn't win, but still great to be shortlisted.

It was taken on a beach in France in near darkness and with my ISO whacked up high. I think the one second exposure gives it a dreamy atmosphere.

You can find more of my work at www.marktamer.co.uk 

Breaking Pictures - Hand Scans

These were done with a flat-bed scanner. I love the detail you get with this. 

The lady who sat for me for this image had very warm hands and this against the cold glass produced a lovely ghostly after-image which I scanned instead of her hands.

You can see more of my work at www.marktamer.co.uk