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Sunday, December 05, 2010

The Other Side

One of my portraits has been used as the coverspread of London culture magazine 'The Other Side'. In return they will be doing afeature on me for the next issue. nice.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

It's been a long, long time....

Motherhood, the past five months have been a blur. My posts to this blog have been shockingly few. But that's not to say I haven't been photographing, learning, contemplating my camera and our little relationship. Lots of developments that I'll try and mould into some more substantial posts. For starters my decision to focus on fineart landscape photography and the research I've been doing on the place of the female photographer in this particular field. Some possible London exhibitions. Setting up my own small local baby photography business - just because it makes me happy to give people pictures of the most precious thing they have, and also because it earns enough money to keep me in ND filters. My increasingly troublesome relationship with the Peak District National Park that refuses to be captured a way that expresses how it makes me feel. Some exhibitions I've been to. Some further iphone geekery....

Watch this space. Stuff will come.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

One of my self-portraits (Sundance) has been included in a photobook designed specifically for the iPad. Mirror Mirror features nearly 30 full screen self-portraits from 28 fantastically talented photographers who have made their work availble via creative commons. Unlike veiwing photosites (which look stunning on the iPad), this photobook can be viewed offline, as the editor states it's "something to view when I’m offline, something that I can keep in my virtual library to whip out whenever I want a high-quality photo fix." It's available to download totally free of charge from theLearningLight.com.

Monday, June 07, 2010

Monday, May 10, 2010

Competition Success

Back in December I blogged that I had been shortlisted in the Galapagos Conservation Trust's International Photographic Competition. I was thrilled to find out that one of my entries won a spot in the 2011 Calender (July). Thanks very much if you voted for me! You can see all the winning pictures on the website.

My winning photo: Sanderling

You can order the calendar online by visiting the GCT's website. All profits from the sale of these items will go towards conservation in Galapagos

Thursday, May 06, 2010

KT Lindsay: "Photography Born of Purpose". Oxford Artweeks 8th-15th May.

I have spent a huge amount of time recently preparing a collection for an exhibition I'm putting on for Oxford Artweeks. Artweeks is a brilliant annual visual festival held throughout Oxfordshire where local artists and crafty types open up their homes and studios to share their art. Over 400 exhibitions are made freely accessile to the general public, and this year I am one of them!

It's been an experience drawing together a themed collection and a lot of research was done on where best to get the prints from (Ilford) and how to optimize my prints for the best possible results. Mounts had to be custom measured and made (picturelizard.co.uk) for the frames I ordered (cargo.com), bios written and picture plaques authored and made (using foam board). It's all being hung tomorrow and I can't wait to see it!

The collection I have chosen to display is predominantly a series of black and white landscapes to illustrate the theme of conservation, the need to preserve and protect parts of our planet that have been and will continue to be under threat by our own actions. The collection is thus 'born of purpose', a compulsion to create images that tell the story of people and places in slivers of time that may be lost. Seeing the prints together, physically, for the first time will be incredible, and I hope to inject a bit of femininity into what is largely a male dominated area of photography.

All prints are available for purchase in limited edition of 10 from the exhibition venue or via my website.

My exhibition joins those of a number of my colleagues, other closet photographers, jewellery makers, and painters and will be on display from the 8th-15th May at 13 Banbury Road, Oxford.

Photograph featured: Pine in Profile. Yosemite National Park, CA. 2009. 10 x 15 inches. £45.

Photoshoot: Hannah

I spent a lovely Tuesday afternoon photographing my friend Hannah, an actress based in Oxford (she was actually in Never Tell Them, a play for which one of my photographs was used for the playbill). Hannah asked me to do some pics for her resume and website and I was happy to oblige, especially considering I'm not getting out much at the moment due to a rather well developed 9 month old bump.

Doing studio-style portraits at home is always a bit of a worry - I don't have much proper equipment beyond my camera, no fancy lights or backdrops, but I'm a creative type and enjoy coming up with Blue Peter versions. This photoshoot involved usage of my white dining room walls, a piece of black material taped with packing tape to said wall to give a black background, and a floor covered with tin foil to act as a reflector bouncing up the flashgun light coming down off the ceiling.

The remit was "headshots", you know the type you see in theatre programmes. But I can't help myself and did a few non-conventional types, artistic license etc. etc.


Found this dilapidated beauty on a recent trip to a country pub.