Alamy Top 400 Amazing Student Images.

Alamy Top 400 Amazing Student Images.

This image of ‘Emma’ was submitted to Alamy last year and has been included in the top 400 images of 2013.
This is really appreciated on my part, and although 400 sounds a big number, it isn’t really because thousands are submitted from students every year.

Image | Posted on by | Leave a comment

‘Santa Claus’ – My True Story

'Santa Claus' - My True Story

Well Santa visited a week ago, so I guess that’s Christmas over, only another 51 weeks to go before he’s back!

I was lucky enough to see Santa not with his reindeer, but with a donkey!
I saw him here in Wales, can you believe it?

Santa and the donkey brought many smiles this year to the people they visited at many Christmas parties and activities.
For myself it was a privilege to be invited to witness the happiness and joy shared by all concerned, and record it with my camera.
Yes I managed to photograph the wonderful Santa who visit’s every year and yet is unseen by so many people!

Three years ago I visited the Arctic Circle with my daughter, we saw plenty of reindeer and got to ride in a sleigh in the pristine snow under the Northern Lights, but Santa was missing, he was no where to be seen!
We found lots of Siberian Husky dogs pulling the sleds too.
We made snow angels and went into the tented homes of the Sami people to share their meals cooked over an open fire.
We walked across frozen rivers and lakes, and the silence of the snow laden pine forests under the moonlight was a sight to behold.
Mulled wine awaited us on our return to warm us through!

Well if you don’t believe in Santa, you don’t get to experience those magical moments!

We went to look for him, but someone said he had gone on an around the world trip that night!

Last year I went to look for him in Africa, I walked on a stunning beach and made sand angels under the sun, and attended a beautiful carol service in a wooden church all lit by candles.
I shared humble meals with children who’s parents were no longer around in mud huts.
I found turtles laying their eggs in the sand, and witnessed an electrical storm over the ocean, but guess what?

I didn’t see Santa, someone said he had gone on an around the world trip that night!

I’m gonna keep looking for him!

Wishing each and everyone a ‘Happy New Year’, Be happy, keep healthy, look after one another and keep safe.

To be continued in 2014 – ‘The Search for Santa’

Image | Posted on by | Leave a comment

On the wall at Oriel Q

On the wall at Oriel Q

‘Working Sheepdogs’ on display.
This year 116 pieces were selected to go in the winter show from various artists working in various mediums.
Only 4 photographers were exhibiting – Georgina Hughes, Rachael Entwistle-Davies, Anita Bolton and myself – Three graduates and one undergraduate all from Coleg Sir Gar.

Image | Posted on by | Leave a comment

‘Working Sheepdogs’ at Oriel Q, Winter Open Exhibition, Friday 22 Nov 2013 @ 7pm

Screenshot 2013-11-16 09.54.55Screenshot 2013-11-16 09.54.38

My recent work has been an investigation of the relationships between humans and animals, and their long and inseparable connection with each other. The 20th century saw a change in human attitudes to animals. They became a status symbol, a managed food resource, and they were commodified in many ways.

At the working sheepdog trial where these images were taken, my attention focused on the dog alone.

The two portraits show the absolute determination of the dog to work and control the sheep whilst listening to his master’s voice and whistled commands. The shepherd and the sheep are not present. The viewer is left to contemplate the complete alertness and focus of the dog. Man may be the dogs’ leader, but the wildness of the wolf makes the dog a hunter within the flock.

Image | Posted on by | Leave a comment

Barry Thomas Certified Monty Roberts Instructor

Barry Thomas Certified Monty Roberts Instructor

The last couple of weeks I have been busy gathering much research for my degree and it has been nice to catch up with Barry Thomas and ‘Master Guitar Man’ since last photographing them at the ‘Barley Saturday Stallion Parade’.
I have been trying some new techniques, along with various ideas, but it is great to be back with the horses again.
Many thanks to Barry and Rhian for their time and helpfulness, (not forgetting Mr Ed).

Image | Posted on by | Leave a comment

Taith Contemporary Art An exhibition of 27 Artists: October 28th-November 6th 2013, Haus Wittgenstein Vienna, Austria.

Taith Contemporary Art, An exhibition of 27 Artists: October 28th-November 6th 2013, Haus Wittgenstein Vienna, Austria.

My work will be ready for collection from the framers (Kadinsky of Narberth) this week for delivery next weekend and then off to Vienna it will go!
Exciting to know that my photography is part of the exhibition.

Image | Posted on by | Leave a comment

Now exhibiting at Coleg Sir Gar

Now exhibiting at Coleg Sir Gar

Pleased to say that my photographs of ‘Barley Saturday Stallion Parade’ that were on exhibition at Oriel Q from Aug 3th – Oct 5th, can now be seen at the ‘Anthea Tucker Gallery’ at Coleg Sir Gar from Mon Oct 14th until further notice.
With many thanks for the invitation.

Image | Posted on by | 1 Comment