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I’ve just spent a week down at Joe Cornish’s printers of choice, Johnson’s of Nantwich, where I’ve been on press for the production of the second Natural Landscape Awards portfolio book. It’s the first time I’ve spent any time on press, and the journey from a collection of disparate jpegs from over 140 photographers to producing each and every page of the 220-page book has been a lot more involved than expected. Some of this is down to learning the idiosyncrasies of the press but others are down to the massive range of types of images chosen for publication, a combination of anything from ultra-low key to ultra-high key, black and whites, ultra-saturated deep cyan blues (the nemesis of litho printing). By the way, the book can be pre-ordered on the NLPA website.
Fortunately, when you take a sample of each of the page spreads and sit back a bit less analytically, the results are fabulous, and I’m really looking forward to seeing how they look when they come back from the binders in mid-February. Here are a few photos of the process, I might end up writing an article about it soon.
And also, a big thank you for the amazing reaction to our call for submissions on the best of 2022. We were taken aback by the volume and quality of submissions, so thank you, thank you, thank you for your support!
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One of the things I have learned from Niall recently is not to be frightened of using words in photos. Particularly if you are communicating a message, one or a few words can ensure that the message is not missed or misunderstood. more
In my city, lost between these ambiguous, transitional border-spaces, there is a small woodland that is barely 1 kilometre square, a stream about 4 kilometres long and a pool used by the municipal fishing club. more
In this article, I hope to convey how Mieke’s approach to photography has elevated her work, how her immeasurable passion and aptitude for aerial photography have differentiated her from her peers, and how her desire to honour the Aboriginal people of Australia has given her work purpose. more
Ansel Adams famously wrote that twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop. Significant is obviously the key word here. I am the kind of person who feels Eeyore is dangerously over optimistic. So, hoping that I will make twelve notable images seems very ambitious. more
In our end of year issue, Joe Cornish wrote about his favourite images of 2022 and we also asked our subscribers to send in their favourite images from 2022. We were overwhelmed by the response, with contributions from all corners of the world and almost 100 contributions. So in addition to David Ward's selection from 2022, we have a giant gallery from our subscribers below. Thank you so much for responding to our request, the images are amazing and we more
If the sum of the whole can be greater than its parts, then René Algesheimer has plenty to draw on, with a skill set that encompasses music and mathematics, a highly relevant contemporary specialism, and considerable passion for both the visual arts and written word. Working almost exclusively on projects, René tends – contrary to what we are encouraged to do by social media – to more