A hub for my verbal
ramblings... my thoughts behind my latest images and my photography
in general... and any news I have to share too.
26 September 2020:
Photo Fringe 2020.
I'm excited to say I'm part of this year's Photo Fringe 2020 with an
online exhibition entitled "An introduction...".
Photo Fringe supports early-career photographers and lens-based artists,
showcases new talent and enables all kinds of people to enjoy and experiment
with photography. Every two years Photo Fringe designs and delivers
one of the largest photographic festivals of its kind in the UK, encouraging
artists and audiences to develop new ways of seeing together.
The festival runs 3rd - 31st October 2020 online and in venues across
Brighton & Hove and along the south east coast to Worthing. Photo
Fringe 2020 is a call to action, inviting artists and audiences to take
photos and to make a difference, to make art and communicate our place
in the world through it. The photofringe.org website has over 150 digital
exhibitions, plus listings for events and in-venue shows.
I'm using the platform as a way to introduce my photography to new people
(hence the title "An introduction..."). It features some of
my favourite images and will show a broad view of my style, hopefully
attracting a few people to explore my photography more.
Please do have a look at 2020.photofringe.org/greigclifford.
It's free to view, anyone can view it and everyone's invited!
14 September 2020:
I feel there are points in life suited for moments of reflection, times
to take stock, to acknowledge any progress and achievements, to learn
from the adversities, and to set new goals for the future.
Since 2010, it has been the world of music that has given me the most
opportunities to practice my photography and fortunately I've seen my
work published on album and EP covers, within the pages of national
print magazines, and many many online publications.
More recently though, I decided to double my efforts and pursue a career
outside the music world too, following my love for creating artistic
street and fine photography... as these web pages show. I've had some
initial success... including print sales, an honourable mention in a
competition, and having my first images chosen for curated exhibitions.
And so, as Covid-19 wracks the globe and my music world remains on an
enforced hiatus, now would seem like a good time to mark my development
so far, and look at how to build on it for the future... With that in
mind I would like to introduce my first photobook... I.
I sometimes find it difficult to title my images in a meaningful way...
and a photobook is no easier! I do like the fun of alternative meanings...
in this case " I
", as a Roman numeral meaning "one" (to indicate the
first book); as a sound-play on "eye" (the photographer's
eye or camera lens); and also in the first person sense of " I
", because all these photos contained in the book are very personal
to me and hold a little part of my character within them.
Therefore this collection of images is special to me... seventy one
images that I am particularly pleased with and proud to have created.
I believe they are representative of how I see my artistic style, particularly
in a compositional way, and show a broad view of my photographic journey
so far (to March 2020)... including a few hints towards my music photography
work. In general, though, the images are mainly aesthetic slices of
life as I saw it. Most of the images are listed on the archive
page available to buy as signed prints, but not all. Some images
are exclusive to this book only.
It is available in two formats... an exclusive leatherette
covered hardback with photographic paper pages (limited to just
three production copies) and a regular soft
cover version (perfect for coffee tables the world over). Both versions
are the same size (21 x 21cm), the images printed at the same size in
each version, in the same order over the same number of pages too.
The books are available to purchase directly from myself. The soft cover
version is priced at £15 plus postage and delivery costs... and
for the leatherette hard cover version I am open to offers.
If interested, please message me using the info address at the top of
this web page, or via Facebook,
For a list of images in the book have a look here.
09 September 2020:
Copr. Copyright © 2020 GREIG CLIFFORD.
One more shot (the last one I promise) from my recent testing of the
vari ND and CPL filter from @hyfiltersglobal
(due for general release in November, I believe). Using the Neutral
Density filter has allowed me to select a slower shutter speed to create
blur in the moving figure.
Regular readers of my posts will know how much importance I place on
composition. Photographed from Brighton's Palace Pier, I framed the
ruins of the distant West Pier so it was fully visible within the ornate
railings, but it was also key to me that the ruins lay on the vanishing
point in the frame, to which all the lines between the decking point.
I like single vanishing points (one point perspective), I think their
use creates strong dynamic images. One of my favourite visual artsists,
Stanley Kubrick, made great use of them. This image is slightly odd
because it has a second (false) vanishing point too. It is caused by
the shadows... following them obviously leads to the sun's position
in the sky and I think it adds a cool subliminal effect that jars the
senses a bit.
I also really liked how the blurrier leg copied the next post's shadow
angle, and created some nice triangular geometry with the other leg
and other post shadow too.
If these images are the first of mine you have seen, or you are
relatively new to my work, please know I'm always keen to make new contacts
and push my photography to wider horizons. If you like what you see,
If you are able to help bring my photography to a larger audience, then
lets talk! I'd be glad to hear from you!
Finally, prints of
this image are available, starting at affordable prices to encourage
new collectors. Signed archival quality prints are strictly limited
in number. Your support is very much appreciated.
ALL IMAGES ARE SUBJECT TO COPYRIGHT LAWS.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.