I caught the tail end of a brief discussion on social media a couple of days ago and it set my meandering thoughts along an investigative trajectory.   Being called into question was the issue of a workshop leader going off on a recce, prior (I assume) to launching a tour to the location in…

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by Valda ‘The lasting influence of Bauhaus is not stylistic, but the attitude of mind it cultivated’   Norman Foster. Berlin workshop – 7th-12th Sept. 2020 The Bauhaus movement celebrated its centenary in 2019 and more than a century after its inception the influence lives on and continues to shape our concept of good, intuitive design.…

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LET US PLAY Valda Bailey ( play/pleɪ/ verb  engage in activity for enjoyment and recreation rather than a serious or practical purpose)   Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. Pablo Picasso. Present a toddler with a cardboard box and stand back and watch while…

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I have chosen to present my contribution to the upcoming joint exhibition at the Oxo Gallery in London in a slightly unconventional way. The images themselves represent a continuing fascination with, and pursuit of,  the elements of decay and degeneration. This time not in nature, but man made. More specifically an attempt to orchestrate a pleasing…

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Charlie Waite is one of many photographers to champion the importance and satisfaction to be gained from turning a digital file into a physical print. Such advocates are possibly less forthright about the challenges and difficulties attendant when one decides to take up that particular  gauntlet and commit image to paper however. For reasons unclear,…

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