In the course of recreating this website, there were a few books I realised that I had never got around to adding to the library. A quick visit to bookfinder.com resulted in me picking these up for remarkably cheap prices. Often the postage was more than the book!
“It’s not just the meaning of the image that has changed – the act of looking does not have the same meaning. Now, it’s about showing, sending and maybe remembering. It is no longer essentially about the image…”
The Photographers’ Gallery in London is hosting an extensive exhibition of film maker Wim Wenders’ early Polaroids called Instant Stories. They date from a prolific period in the 1970s which saw the release of some of his most memorable films.
Photo Histories: Published in 1934, J.B. Priestley’s English Journey became one of the most influential books in the nation’s response to the Great Depression.
When photographer John Angerson retraced the writer’s footsteps three quarters of a century later he found a changed landscape, but one in which Priestley’s observations, and the observations of some great British photographers remain as pertinent as ever, writes Graham Harrison.
The Martin Parr Foundation (MPF) was launched in Bristol, UK, with an opening party on the 20 October attended by photographers, curators, archivists, academics, writers and others from the world of British photography – writes Michael Pritchard on the British Photographic History site.
The Martin Parr Foundation is a new centre for British photography and the work of Martin Parr. It is open to the public and will be running regular events. For more information and to sign up to its mailing list visit: http://www.martinparrfoundation.org/
Brief and concise, but interesting.
I’m finding the task of migrating the website across to here quite taxing in many ways, as every external link has to be checked and, more often than not, amended in some way.
This task also brings some sadness, as whilst doing the link check today I discovered that Bob McClelland had passed away in 2014.
The golden image that features on the home page is actually a direct reproduction of a lith-printed photograph of a waterfall in Derbyshire. It always reminded me of a fur – or fleece – so seemed appropriate!
You can read more information about it on my other site.
Now that I’m no longer a resident of Weeping Ash, I thought it about time that the old web site was revised, revamped and republished under a new name.
So welcome to The Golden Fleece, same as the old site in content but totally different in look and feel.
Commenced on October 4th, 2017, it’s going to take a while to connect all the old dots and make sense of everything.
Bear with me.