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Interview PODCAST by George Fairbairn


Recently I was interviewed by my good friend and awesome Commercial and Music Photographer George Fairbairn for his new podcasts for BEMOREGEORGE.

Talking about my photography, the industry and photographic journey so far ------ nothing techie, just down to earth honest fun :)

 

Listen to it HERE

........ I just have, and even I enjoyed it ha ha ha


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Ich Bin Niemand


I'm nobody

by

Patrick Flanery


Another image this week from New York -- and yet again of the iconic Empire State Building. This time appearing from out the fog, actually it was a beautiful day and the fog / cloud is just computer trickery !

A lovely cleanly designed cover --- one of my favourites !!


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Roman Américain


Roman Américain

by

Antoine Bello


A french cover this week translated to An American Novel. Shot in one of my trips over to New York looking up at the reflection of The Empire State Building. The image is dominated by the colours of American flag against a Black & White image.


Roma American

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L'Effroi


L'Effroi

by

Francois Garde


A French cover this week " The Dread" -- according to Google Translate. An image taken a number of years ago in an old abandoned cinema / theater in my home town. Once so grand and now falling into disrepair -- such a shame as in its day it must have been staggering ! 


L'Effroi

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The Four Horsemen


The Four Horsemen

by

Gregory Dowling


A cover this week that has been extensivly rewrked by the designer (as is their perogative).

The origianl image was the stone pillars and "blood puddle" ..... which is just a puddle coloured red, shot in Liverpool Uk of all places.

The designer has then moved the right pillar to the right and added the monk figure and also placed a scene of Venice in the background.


the four horsemen by Gregory Dowling

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The Burning World


The Burning World by Isaac Marion


An American cover this week from Isaac Marion. A composite image that the designer has put together. The doors and walls were taken in an abandoned Statley Home in the North East of the UK. The shodows and external view are additions by the designer.



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Condenados


 Condenados by Glenn Cooper


A Spanish cover this week, translated means CONDEMNED.

The stone staircase is actually from York in the UK leading up onto the historic wall. The designer has then added the barred gate and sunlight streaming through.



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Pójdź-na-sąd-boży


Pójdź-na-sąd-boży by Mariusz Ziomecki


A Polish cover this week with a pretty messed up Google translation ........

Come on the court God --- (which I am PRETTY sure is incorrect) !!

What I can say with 100% accuracy is the image was taken in an old abandoned court house in the North East of the UK. The model is a good friend of mine Alan Clarke (who is also a very accomplished photographer ---- who just happened to bring an axe with him on the photoshoot ----- as you do ?!?!)



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Ténèbres, Ténèbres


Ténèbres, Ténèbres by John Harvey


A French cover this week.

Translated (according to Google ---- my disclaimer for EVERYTHING) is .......

Darkness, Darkness.

Yet again a super simple image taken at a coal mine (through an office window) !!

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The Breakdown


The Breakdown by B A PARIS


A UK and also US cover today (very unusual to get both).

A very simple image taken in an abandoned mental asylum in deepest darkest Wales.

Often ---- Less is more !


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Die Unbekannte Terroristin


The Unknown Terrorist by Richard Flanagan


I always love to see this image being used in various ways and on different covers. This has to be favorite version so far I have to say. The designer has used just a small portion of the image and inverted (made it into a negative) from my original version. 

The image was "created" in my studio by photography many, many, many Dandelion Clock seeds and then layering and blurring them differing amounts to give depth - a HUGE task at the time but one that has paid dividends over time :)



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ON1 Photo RAW ----- OMG WOW !

A number of people have asked me about the new On1 RAW convertor and is it any good (as I have been playing with the beta for a few weeks now)?

I am still getting to grips with it --- BUT --- WOW ----- bloody hell it's quick !

VERY VERY VERY impressed I have to say !!!!

EASILY the best thing On1 have EVER produced !!!

Is it worth the upgrade --- HELL YES !! on offer at $79

Is it worth the money for the full version ---- HELL YES !!!! on offer at $99

Click the image below to find out more !

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Kong


Kong by Stephane Ferret


I would love to say this novel is about King Kong but alas I fear not. The only information I can find is that it is a detective novel based in Manhattan.

The image itself was captured in 2015 while I was on assignment in New York. The day was nothing special so I decided to "Dave" it a little and add blood ;)

Although I am very pleased with the cover I have to say the "KONG" typeface certainly isn't what would have chosen ;)



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Retour a watersbridge


Retour a Watersbridge by James Scott


I just wish Google Translate was better ------ here is what it has given me (wish I had been better at languages at school) !!

Back watersbridge by James Scott

The image used for this cover was shot in the States while on holiday ------- my poor suffering wife huffing behind me with mutters of "HURRY UP"

You just can't rush art ;)

I have to say I am very please with this cover as i feel it looks really good :)



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The Societies (SWPP) Photographer of the Year Finalist


So VERY pleased to say that yet again I have managed to get into the final of SWPP The Photographer of the year Awards !!!!!!

I have been lucky enough to have won the Advertising and Commercial Photographer of the year in 2012 ---- the again in 2013 !! ---- coupled with the award for most Golds in that year (23 in total) . In 2014 I came runner up to my good mate George Fairbairn in the Advertising and Commercial Photographer of the year ------ and in 2015 I took a rest !!!!

2016 has been a hectic year but I managed on odd month here and there to enter this prestigious competition and accumulated 8 Golds and 12 Highly Commended awards !!!!!!

One of which is now in the Grand Final (a night of glitz and glamour at the Hilton Hotel, London)

Here is the qualifying image in the Avant Garde section of the competition. Taken in a New York Subway while on location.


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The Photography Show 2017


I am VERY pleased to announce I will be live on stage at The Photography Show (the biggest photographic trade show in the UK, in early 2017) !!

I will be running a "very" cut down version of my popular Stock Photography workshop. Looking at the different business models, what sells and what gear you "really" need.

Tuesday 21st March 2017, 1pm ............................. be there and join in the festivities

(i am bringing Haribos) ..... just sayin'


click the image below to be redirected to The Photography Show main website

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SNEL GELD


FAST MONEY by Jens Lapidus


A reprint from the Netherlands of a Novel written in 2006. The image is a very simple one (as is often the case) taken in a multi storey car park at a Morrisons Supermarket of all places !!


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La Sardegna dei Misteri


La Sardegna dei Misteri by Franco Fresi


Google translate is letting me down lately so with a little deduction on my part ------- my "Guess" is ------ the Mystery of Sardinia.

The original photograph was taken in North East of England on Holy Island while I was on a tour shooting primarily for my book cover stock library Arcangel. The designers have subsequently given the image an aged "hand coloured" look. It is VERY badly done so i am "hoping" it is intentional!

If you have never been to Holy Island I can HIGHLY recommend it ------ a magical place!!


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The Son


The Son by Jo Nesbo


Every book cover photographer wants a Jo Nesbo in their collection ......... I am no different !

I am VERY lucky that this isn't my first and hopefully not my last.

The image itself is actually a composite that I created. The shadow of the wire fence was taken while I was a tour of a historic prison in America. The silhouette is actually me photographed back in my studio in Manchester, UK. Drop them both together and Hey Presto !!


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