It's Nice That talk to AOP member Joseph Ford
29 June 2016
Brighton-based landscape and aerial art photographer Joseph Ford has completed a trompe l’oeil for Avaunt Magazine. Titled Anamorphosis, this project uses the lines of a tennis court distorted and overplayed onto an abandoned swimming pool that can only be read from a certain perspective. “Anamorphosis is a distorted projection or perspective requiring the viewer to occupy a specific vantage point to view the image correctly,” says Joseph. The series created for the publication has the feel of a game played at length rather than simply one clever image.
The main image, which displays the anamorphic view in full is one of the most effective produced in the project. The two players squaring up at far sides of the gaffer tape tennis court drives home the size and accomplishment of the anamorphic space, successfully coercing the viewer to read the physical world falsely, and the imagined perspective as intended.
Parkour artists Kevin Francomme and David Banks occupy the camera’s field; it is only in the shooting of figures in action, living and breathing the space of distortion, that the photographs are brought dynamically to life. Though their presence high up and low in the main image solidifies the perspective, some of the most interesting examples of their work are seem in close up, scaling, running and twisting along the walls to further challenge the viewer’s expectation and understanding of space.
Accompanying the images is the tagline, “2.5 kilometres of blue gaffer tape, seven assistants, two anamorphosis artists, two parkour artists and one derelict swimming pool in Glasgow.” A true collaboration, the project was realised with a team of anamorphosis artists and assistants coordinated by Papy and Milouz from TSF Crew.
Joseph also recently completed and collated a series of diptychs pairing aerial landscape photography with fashion products for Avaunt Magazine, demonstrating a keen eye for perspective and challenging the way in which the world is viewed.
ePHOTOzine talks to fine art photographer and AOP member Julia Fullerton-Batten
27 June 2016
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Our Own Oscars
Great article about the AOP awards in Professional Photo Magazine
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AOP member Charlie Clift photographs Brits in Europe ahead of EU Referendum
It's Nice That's article on AOP member Charlie Clift.
AOP Student Awards finalists revealed
We are pleased to announce that after judging over 1,200 entries, leading photographers Nigel Harniman, James Eckersley & Paul Hill have picked the 55 finalist images for this year’s AOP Student Awards on the themes of Things, People & Places.
You can see a full gallery of all Student Finalist images here:
AOP Student Awards partner theprintspace, London’s prolab, art printer will host the winners' exhibition at their gallery in Hoxton, London from 28 July-9 August 2016. The winners will be announced at a ceremony party on 28 July where the three ‘Best in Category’ and one overall ‘Best in Show’ winner will be announced.
There is still time to enter the AOP Lecturer of the Year and AOP Affiliated Course of the Year. These celebrate the wealth of teaching talent and courses that are available to students, and are designed to complement the three photographic awards.
To make a nomination please download the document below or email Flo at firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline to get your applications in is Thursday 30 June. We will present the winners at the AOP Student Awards ceremony on 28 July.
To coincide with the Awards the AOP will once again host its Young Photographers' Conference on 28th July at Holborn Studios, sponsored by Direct Photographic. With practical, informative talks aimed at graduates and those who want to kick-start their careers in professional photography. Full details will be published soon.
Repeal of Section 52
The government announced last week that they have finalised their response to the consultation on the transitional arrangements for the repeal of Section 52 of the CDPA 1988.
Their position is as follows;
The repeal of Section 52 will occur on 28 July 2016.
The depletion period will run up until 28 January 2017 - a miserly 6 months.
94 responses were received, of which the AOP's was one and despite an overwhelming majority of objections to the shortened timescales, it is obvious that the IPO has ignored those representations.
The repeal of Section 52 of the CDPA 1988 has implications for anyone using 'designer' items (i.e. industrially manufactured artistic works where more than 50 copies have been made) in their photographs that fall outside the incidental inclusion exception in copyright. Any interiors, still life and fashion photographers using industrially manufactured artistic works will need to take particular note, of both work they currently have available for license (library/stock) and work they might make in the future.
There is a government advice document available hereRead More
Ephotozine features launch of 2016 AOP Awards
Stuart Fawcett of Ephotozine came to the launch night of the 2016 AOP awards at Holborn Studios, click here for the full story: https://www.ephotozine.com/article/aop-launches-2016-photo-awards-29245Read More
AOP Awards 2016
The AOP Photography Awards remains the most prestigious photography competition worldwide. This year marks the 33rd year of the awards.
Call for entries opens on 21 April 2016.
The winners will be announced at the presentation ceremony party which will take place on 13 October at The Old Truman Brewery in Brick lane. The exhibition will be open to the public from 14-17 October with a busy programme of events and talks also taking place alongside the exhibition.
Curators confirmed so far are Nadav Kander, Nick Moran and Piers Morgan. More to follow.
New for 2016
Building on the success of last year we have some changes and additions planned:
We are introducing the AOP Discovery Award. Assisting Photographer members will be eligible to enter the Photography categories, going head to head with our Photographer members. This will enable us to discover and nurture new talent within our assisting photographer membership, and offer those who are selected the opportunity to become Photographer members. This will be a great way to attract new up and coming assisting photographers to join the AOP.
There will be Early Bird discount for those who enter between 21 April and 20 May. Those who enter between 21 May and 30 June pay standard price for entries. There will be a late surcharge for all entries between 1 and 7 July. We hope this will enable entrants to plan when they would like to enter. There will be staggered closing dates - the Photography categories will close in early July and the Open categories in early August. Those who do not make the final of the Photography categories may resubmit their image into the Open, if they wish.
These Awards include the Photography Awards & Open Award, with the following categories:
The Photography Awards
Commissioned Advertising Single
Commissioned Advertising Series
Commissioned Design Single
Commissioned Design Series
Commissioned Editorial Single
Commissioned Editorial Series
Non-Commissioned Portrait Single
Non-Commissioned Portraits Series
Non-Commissioned Life Single
Non-Commissioned Life Series
Non-Commissioned Environment Single
Non-Commissioned Environment Series
Non-Commissioned Objects Single
Non-Commissioned Objects Series
Non-Commissioned Fashion & Beauty Single
Non-Commissioned Fashion & Beauty Series
The Open Awards
Open Award Single
Open Award Series
AWARDS IMPORTANT DATES
21 April – Call for Entries opens for Photography & Open awards
20 May – Early bird discount for Photography and open awards ends
30 June – Photography Awards deadline
7 July – Photography Awards Late Entries deadline (Open categories remain open)
7 August – Open awards closes
13 October – Awards Party at The Old Truman Brewery (evening)
14-17 October – Exhibition and programme of events & talks at The Old Truman Brewery
Main sponsors so far confirmed include: