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MEMBER FOCUS: Arnhel de Serra

12 February 2020


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Arnhel de Serra focuses his camera on British tourism in his quirky new series The Queen’s Guard; a visual exploration capturing tourists making self-portraits of themselves with the guards on duty. His work connects humour and heritage, a theme reflecting his anthropological slant on exploring human behaviour through the lens of his Leica. We chat to Arnhel to find out more …


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FOCUS: Melinda Ashton Turner

6 February 2020

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Associate member Melinda Ashton Turner has a wealth of experience working as a Creative Director & Stylist, we chat to her to find out what a typical day looks like and what her plans for the future are.

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Rida studios was home to our Business Day event last year.  We catch up with David Hardwick, to find out more about what Rida offers for image-makers looking for well equipt and fully catered stunning studios. Currently located in the east end David brings exciting news for a new studio opening out west later this year.

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INTERVIEW: Julia Fullerton-Batten, Curator of 2020 Student Awards


Julia Fullerton-Batten's distinctive style has really come to fruition of late, with her most recent short films, Old Father Thames and 1814 Frost Fair.  We chatted to Julia to find out more about her extensive career and how entering awards has given her inspirational work the exposure it deserves.

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BUSINESS & LEGAL BLOG: Social Media and your Photography

There’s no doubt that social media use by all ages continues to grow year on year. Whatever your own view of social media platforms, they’re pretty much an inescapable aspect of online life, not only in our personal space but work-life too. That’s particularly true if you’re a professional image-maker and work with brands of any size.

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AWARDS 2019 WINNER FOCUS: Nicky Hamilton

For two years consecutively, Nicky Hamilton's work not only won over the judges in the Open Award but he was discovered and signed by his current agent - Process.  Proof that entering Awards can open many doors for you. Read on to find out more about his captivating winning series from the 2019 Awards.

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INTERVIEW: Tanja Adams, Founding Partner at We Are Another

We chat to Tanja Adams, Founding Partner at We Are Another about why Awards are so important to photographers, agencies and commissioners. Having been a guest at many of the Awards parties over the years, Tanja reveals what makes the AOP Awards the one stop shop for discovering the best in new and established talent.

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Wex Photo Video opening new stores in Milton Keynes and Birmingham

Wex Photo Video announces retail expansion with Milton Keynes and Birmingham store openings

Photographic and video specialist retailer opens brand new Milton Keynes store and relocates Birmingham outlet to larger-capacity premises

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