Hello and welcome to our project blog! Please read this post first.

Angles of View is an exciting new arts project featuring traditional photography and other artwork inspired by photography and photographs.

The project is being run by Skippko, the Leeds-based community arts company, and Carers Leeds, who support Carers throughout the Leeds metropolitan area.

We will be looking at ideas and concepts around photography, for example:

  • Is photography art or documentary?
  • What does photography mean when it seems to be everywhere?
  • What is the role of traditional photography in a world where everyone has a camera phone?
  • How does photography relate to other visual art forms, such as painting or printing?
  •  What does a photograph say about its subject, about the person taking the image, and about the person viewing the image?

We hope that this blog will have lots of people contributing.  We will post what’s been happening in the sessions, and we’d like our readers to add their comments, or ask us questions.

We’re also hoping to have some good discussions on photography and photographs, so stay tuned for more information as it happens!

Note: click on any of the photos featured on this blog, to see a bigger version.

[Image of the Leeds skyline above from Leeds University.  Hope they don't mind us borrowing it too much!  We'll change it to an image from the project when it's up and running.]

Love Arts Festival workshop


Some amazing photographs taken at our Love Arts Festival workshop, using lights and shadows to create a range of compositions. These are just a few of those taken by Ian and Heather, more to follow. Plus one of the great view from Gallery House where our temporary dark room is situated.

Landscape Photography Competition

Kunsthuis is delighted to announce its Autumn-Winter Photography Competition!

We warmly invite you to revel in the beautiful landscape that surrounds our premises in Crayke, North Yorkshire.

Our favourite image of Crayke and the surrounding area will entitle the winner to a 3-hour photography tuition session with respected Yorkshire landscape photographer John Potter, at Dutch house (on a date in Spring to be agreed with the prize winner). The runner-up will win a signed copy of a John Potter photography book!

This is a fantastic opportunity to explore Crayke’s stunning scenery along with our latest exhibition. For those who love walking, there is a circular walk that runs through Dutch house and into fields and woodland, along with lengthier walks in close proximity to the site.

Submit your photos via email to info@dutchhouseyorkshire.com by the deadline of 11th January 2015 to be in with a chance of winning. The competition is officially open now.

More information:
info@dutchhouseyorkshire.com
www.dutchhouseyorkshire.com
T: 01347 889431

Love Arts

With apologies for our recent absence from the blog, we can now report that to tie in with the upcoming Love Arts Festival, which Skippko is involved in, the theme of the month for October will be ‘LOVE ARTS’.

Feel free to interpret this in any way you like:

  • it could be something specifically related to the festival
  • it could be about art and why you love it (or don’t!)
  • it could be about art – your opinions and views
  • it could be about love, and the people and things you love

- by ‘Art’ we mean everything arty, in all media: music, film, photography, painting, dance, knitting, opera, sewing…

- by ‘Love’ we mean any and all kinds of love…

For more info on the Love Arts Festival, click here: http://loveartsleeds.co.uk/

 

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“Love Art. Street art. Taken whilst on holiday in Spain”

Mary Johnson-Green

 

 

Where to see Photos in Sept /Oct

 

Please use the ‘Leave a reply’ comments box at the end of this post to add details of other photo themed events or exhibitions that you’d like to share – thank you. 

Exhibitions

 

PERCEPTIONS OF TIME EXHIBITION
When 26/09/2014 11:00 – 24/10/2014 17:00
PERCEPTIONS OF TIME EXHIBITION

EXHIBITION BY PAULA THOMPSON-FEARNLEY & OLIVIA FAYE WILFORD

 

THIS IS OUR STORY, WHAT IS YOURS? ASKS THE AUDIENCE TO PARTICIPATE AND INTERACT IN THIS FUN PHOTOGRAPHY AND ART EXHIBITION IN THE HEART OF BRADFORD AT THE FABRIC GALLERY, 33A BROADWAY.

THE EXHIBITION IS ON FROM THE 26TH OF SEPTEMBER TO THE 24TH OF OCTOBER 2014.

COME ALONG AND JOIN IN THE FUN.

HAVE YOUR PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN, LISTEN TO LIVE MUSIC – OPEN EVENING IS ON THE 26TH.

PERCEPTIONS OF TIME TELLS OUR STORY AS PHOTOGRAPHERS AND ARTISTS THROUGH THE PORTRAIT AND THROUGH THE LANDSCAPE AND IS IN PART, A PERSONAL TRIBUTE TO ALL WHO HAVE HELPED US ALONG THE WAY.

SO COME ALONG AND JOIN IN THE FUN.

CAN YOU REMEMBER WHERE YOU WERE LAST SUMMER?

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE TIME OF DAY?..

WIN A FAB PHOTO SHOOT AND MAKEOVER TOO, COURTESY OF US..

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

 

Free Introductory Photo Walk
When 04/10/2014 10:30 – 11:30
Where Kirkstall Abbey, Abbey Rd, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS5 3EH

Free Introductory Photo Walk

Yorkshire Photo Walks offer expert photographic tuition on walks through inspirational locations across Yorkshire.

This unique event gives you a taster of what will be on offer throughout autumn 2014 and beyond.

Simply visit our website to reserve a place and get ready to be inspired!

 

Get a Grip Photography Course
When 04/10/2014 10:00 – 16:00
Where St Mary’s Church and Parish Centre, 43 Station Road, Burley in Wharfedale, LS29 7JL

Get a Grip Photography Course

Join professional and award winning photographer Rich Bunce on a one day photography course. Rich Bunce aka Walking Photographer demystifies the modes and functions of your DSLR.

He explains the principles behind photography, cameras and taking great photos in an original, practical and engaging way.

 

Ordinary beauty – Edwin Smith’s striking photographs

With Sir John Betjeman and Cecil Beaton among his fans – photographer Edwin Smith managed, in the 1950s and 60s, to capture subtle layers of light and texture in scenes of everyday life.

He died in 1971 at the age of 59.

Many of his atmospheric images are now on show at the Royal Institute of British Architects in London, which hosts Edwin Smith’s archive of 60,000 negatives. Take a look at their ordinary beauty with co-curator Justine Sambrook

Ordinary Beauty: The Photography of Edwin Smith can be seen at the Royal Institute of British Architects, in central London, until 6 December 2014

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-29521098

 

 

Exhibition Opening: Vanessa Haley – Lumen
Tuesday 14 October 2014, 6-8pm
Cafe Ollo @ The Media Centre, 7 Northumberland St, HD1 1RL
A new exhibition of photographic work by Vanessa Haley examining the behaviour of light using everyday technology and experimental techniques.

Join Vanessa to celebrate the opening of her inaugural solo show on Tuesday 14 October 2014, 6-8pm. Exhibition continues until January 2015.

 

 

Instagram Competition #DocumentYourWorld
When 21/07/2014 10:00 – 18/09/2014 10:00
Where Impressions Gallery, Centenary Square, Bradford BD1 1SD

Instagram Competition #DocumentYourWorld

To celebrate the launch of Impressions new Instagram profile we are inviting you to take part in our photography competition exploring culture and identity in Britain in 2014.

We want to know what Britain looks like to you in 2014. Inspired by the exploration of Scotland’s identity in Beyond the Border, we want you to show us the people, places, traditions and cultures where you live through our new Instagram profile. Look around you, get creative and share your world.

The winner will be selected by Document Scotland from the top 10 photographs with the most likes on Instagram, and will receive a £50 voucher to spend on their choice of Impressions Gallery’s publications.

How to take part

Follow impgalleryphoto on Instagram and upload your photos make sure you let us know about your entry by copying @impgalleryphoto into your post. All entries must be tagged #DocumentYourWorld

Competition closes 18 September 2014. The winner will be announced at the end of the exhibition on Saturday 27 September.

 

 

Permanent Collections

Impressions Gallery – photography that gets people looking, thinking and talking

Impressions Gallery

Centenary Square

Bradford BD1 1SD

+44 (0) 8450 515 882

http://www.impressions-gallery.com/

National Media Museum, Bradford

The National Media Museum  is home to over 3.5 million items of historical and cultural significance, and our diverse Collection encompasses some of the finest and most compelling visual material to be found anywhere in the world.

Amongst the Collection are three pivotal firsts – the world’s earliest known surviving negative, the earliest television footage and the camera that made the earliest moving pictures in Britain.

National Media Museum, Bradford,
West Yorkshire,
BD1 1NQ

Galleries and Museum Shop open daily 10.00 – 18.00

http://www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/

 

Photography Groups

EXPOSURE LEEDS

We are a new type of photo group set up to promote the development and sharing of better photography in Leeds and the surrounding region.

We do this through a mix of online and real world activities, including talks, presentations, workshops, photo walks and exhibitions. We invite all inquisitive photographers to join us.

http://exposureleeds.org/

 

Autumn Term Adult Evening Short Courses
When 22/09/2014 18:00 – 05/11/2014 21:00
Where Leeds College of Art

They all take place weekday evenings 6.30 – 9pm (except Ceramics, Glass & Casting 6.15 – 8.45pm) and are taught by our experienced and passionate practitioners in our award winning studios and workshops.

We have courses in: Ceramics, Glass & Casting Mon, Tues, Weds

Adobe Photoshop Thurs

Fashion Mon, Tues, Thurs

Jewellery Tues, Thurs

Millinery Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs

Painting & Drawing Mon, Weds, Thurs

Photography Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs

Printmaking Tues, Weds, Thurs

For further information or if you have a question you can email us atshortcourses@leeds-art.ac.uk or phone us on 0113 202 8000

 

 

 

Holidays

And, a little late, introducing the theme of the the month for August, and September: HOLIDAYS.

We’re hoping that this will get you all thinking: maybe you have a favourite photo from a holiday years ago?  Or maybe there’s a place you’d love to go to on holiday?  Or maybe you really don’t like holidays and there’s something you’d rather be doing instead?

Whatever that is, we want to know!  Send in your photos to the usual email address.

 

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“And the great day arrives, and…”

(Mary Johnson-Green)

More from Mary Johnson-Green below:

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“We chose just the wrong day to go to Kirkstall Abbey…”

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“More reflections down by the canal”

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“And another, I love the colours of this building”

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“And another…”

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A series of shots of Taken at Sunnybank Mills, Farsley, from Mary Johnson-Green.

Mary says: “Interesting place to visit.  They closed down as a working mill in 2008.

Each  Friday and Saturday in August and September part of the old mill is open to the Public.

Well worth a visit.”

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A series of holiday photos from Heather…

National Media Museum visit

Yes, it’s a bit late, but here at Skippko we thought we’d have a separate blog post for the Angles of View visit to the National Media Museum in Bradford, because the visit was all about photography, and we got some nice photos while we were there.  So if you came on the trip and you have anything you want to add to this  post, feel free to either add a comment or send in your photos.  Or why not write us a review?  We’ll be sure to share any comments with the staff at the Museum too.

So to start us off, here are  some photos from Sue at Skippko:

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Competition Time – win £25!

Bradford Beck Photography Competition

What does Bradford Beck mean to you?

We are looking for photographs which reflect the enormous variety that can be found along the Beck river network, from quiet gentle streams, through wetlands and weirs, to the brick-lined culverts which take it to and from the city centre.

The competition is organised by Friends of Bradford’s Becks and is open to everyone except professional photographers.

There are 11 prizes of £25 to be won and the closing date is 31st August 2014.

Full details on our website. – http://bradford-beck.org/photography-competition/