Falmouth Photography Symposium: 24-27th February

Next week I’ll be taking the train down to Falmouth University for their annual photography symposium. Gretchen Viehmann, is the course leader down there and we’ve been trying to hook up for a while in terms of me coming down and talking to the students. There are going to be some quality speakers, Roger Tooth…

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An interview with Nick Danziger

I first came across Nick Danziger through his book, Danziger’s Travels-Beyond Forbidden Frontiers. A personal account of his travels along the Old Silk Road, a trading route that goes through Asia. In the mid-1980s, Nick graduated from Chelsea Art School, applied successfully for a fellowship with the Winston Churchill foundation and made his way through…

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100 Ideas That Changed Street Style

First some stats, who doesn’t like a list? 18 months, 3000 images sourced, 35 contributors, 300 images used 100 Ideas That Changed Street Style is published by Laurence King today, and as the Picture Editor, I’m very proud of it!! An authentic look at the history of street fashion and subcultures from the past 70…

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One to watch-Phil Clarke-Hill-Photojournalist

Phil Clarke-Hill is a photographer I’ve worked with a few times, back when I was running the picture desk at Bizarre magazine. When he came to see me with his book, he was just beginning in his career. His work was good, quite raw. As I recall he’d gone off to Bolivia photographing shoe shine…

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Robert Capa-fashion photographer?

At this rate, Panos will be selling glamour images and VII will have moved into wedding photography. Recently I was asked to cast my eye over a book proposal for a fashion book. So naturally I got straight on the blower to my old mate at Magnum to request the Christian Dior ‘New Look’ campaign…

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Graeme Obree rides again

I read recently that Graeme Obree, the cycling legend is not only back on the bike ( to be fair he’s hardly been off it of late ) but he’s also vying to break the human land-speed record of 82.3mph on a HPV (Human Powered Vehicle) called The Beastie that he’s constructed from spare parts, some…

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Who are @Rawfmt?

Last Friday I went to a show of Coventry University’s latest photography graduates, it was called Raw Format and showcased a selection of the work from the final year students. It was being shown at The Strand Gallery in Charing Cross. With a foreword to the exhibition by Jon Levy, these guys mean business. There seemed…

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A conversation with Neville Elder-Photographer and Film-maker

Neville Elder is a photojournalist and portrait photographer from Somerset. He’s based in New York and counts The Times, Independent, The Guardian and of course Bizarre magazine along his regular clients. Neville started his photographic career shooting for local news in Somerset, graduated to the Nationals and became an Englishman in New York. His portraits…

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The Yakuza by Anton Kusters

I was thinking the other day…bloody hell we’ve done so many amazing features in Bizarre Magazine which most people will probably won’t have seen…probably put off by the shall we say…challenging covers!! Plus I’m determined to do a blog post in less than ten minutes…so here we go. Here’s one by Anton Kusters, it ran…

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