My new five-print seascape series “Equilibrium” is currently on show at the Sea Pictures Gallery, in Suffolk, UK, as part of a new group exhibition. The show is on from 1st to 24th February 2014.
Further details on the gallery website at: http://www.seapicturesgallery.com/totallyphotographic2/
Sea Pictures Gallery, Well House, Well Lane,Clare, Suffolk, UK CO10 8NH
Last Wednesday, 4th December, I attended the British Institute of Professional Photography “Professional Photographic Awards 2013” at Hartwell House, near Aylesbury, UK, and I’m very pleased to announce that I received the Gold Award in Visual Arts and also Photographer of the Year 2013, both for my new series of five images, “Equilibrium”.
I had the great fortune to receive this prestigious award in 2010, but to be awarded this title twice is quite overwhelming!
The BIPP Awards website, which features all of the winners’ work, can be viewed at: www.bipp.com/awards
I am very honoured to receive these awards and my sincere thanks go to the BIPP judges for selecting my work.
From the BIPP Press Release:
Fine-Art Photographer Named ‘Photographer of the Year’ at Professional Photography Awards 2013
Eastern England based photographer, Paul Coghlin FBIPP, has been named ‘Photographer of the Year 2013’ at the BIPP Professional Photography Awards held at Hartwell House in Buckinghamshire, UK, on Wednesday 4 December.
Paul Coghlin FBIPP was named ‘BIPP Photographer of the Year 2013’ for his portfolio of 5 images ‘Equilibrium’ in the Visual Arts category, for which he also received a Gold Award. This is the second time Paul has won this prestigious title, having previously held ‘BIPP Photographer of the Year 2010’.
The BIPP Professional Photography Awards are open to professional photographers who are members of the BIPP, the leading qualifying body of the photographic profession, and celebrate the very best work from the UK and internationally.
The celebration at Hartwell House highlighted the BIPP South East Regional Awards, the Professional Photography Awards, and showcased the exceptional images seen throughout the year in BIPP photographic qualifications. The event culminated in the presentation of the BIPP Photographer of the Year 2013 and the Peter Grugeon Best Fellowship Award 2013.
BIPP President Roy Meiklejon said ‘It is an honour to acknowledge the achievements, pure skill and dedication of professional photographers. Those who have received awards produced some beautiful and original images which truly stood out from the crowd and encompassed what being a professional photographer is really about.’
Twelve prints from my fine-art “Petalum” series will be on display at the Show, which celebrates all things botanical.
The RHS holds a wide range of large-scale flower shows around the UK each year and the London Shades of Autumn Show will also be featuring show-gardens, trade-stands, nurseries, presentations and exhibitions.
RHS Horticultural Halls, Westminster, London SW1P 2PE.
Tuesday 22 October, 10am-7pm and Wednesday 23 October, 10am-5pm
For further details, please visit the show’s website.
I’ve been updating my website a little over the last few weeks and a significant change that has been made is to the homepage address. The new homepage is “www.paulcoghlin.com“, which is shorter and snappier!
Meanwhile, I’m currently working on a couple of new projects, and I’m hoping to be able to release new images from these soon. Watch this space…
Over here in the UK, the March 2013 edition of Photography Monthly magazine has a five-page interview feature on “Petalum“, illustrated with many images from the from the thirty-print botanical series. In addition to the flowers, the article also includes a number of my personal favourite images from recent years.
Available, as they say, from all good UK bookshops and newsagents.
My new botanical series – “Petalum” – is currently on show until 4th March 2013 at the new “Fine & Contemporary” Gallery in Clare, Suffolk, UK.
The thirty monochrome prints feature a wide range of flowers and plants: from the beautifully sculpted Aqua Rose, to the crêpe paper petals of a field poppy, to the more exotic-looking Black Parrot tulip.
The series’ style hints at a more classical period in photography, but with a contemporary feel: capturing the fine detail inherent in each flower, but also the subtleties of light, shade, texture and tone.
The exhibition details:
1 February – 4 March 2013
Fine & Contemporary Gallery, Well Lane, Clare, Suffolk, UK CO10 8NH
Mon, Thurs, Fri, Sat 10.00am-5.00pm; Sunday 1.00pm – 5.00pm (Closed on Tuesday and Wednesday)
Please click here to visit the Petalum series website.