PHOTOUCLAN Alumni Bartlomaliej Staszowski: Interview

UCLan Photography graduate, Bartlomaliej Staszowski, talks about why he chose UCLan and how the experience helped him progress in his career.

This video shows just some of his amazing work. You can see his full portfolio at

Tour de France 2014 – the Grand Depart

The Grand Depart of the Tour de France came to the UK from the 5th to the 7th of July.
Two staff from Photography, Jon Purcell and David Dennison, documented different aspects of the Tour in a number of Yorkshire locations. Photography student Laura Shepherd followed the Tour in France, accompanied by two MA Publishing students who will be producing a book of the event within the next few weeks.

Jonathan Purcell documented the area at the top of Cragg Vale – England’s longest continuous gradient. As the climb reached its peak many cycling fans waited at Blackstone Edge Reservoir before the descent into Ripponden.







David Dennison concentrated on the route in Wensleydale and Swaledale, particularly the way in which local businesses and communities responded to the big event.







Photo UCLan at Paris Photo

Photo UCLan believe a strong international network is an important part of a young photographer’s career, the course highlights and encourages international opportunities. Recently third year student, Karl Child, visited Paris Photo to work with Foam Magazine.

Here are a selection of images from his trip:

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Karl is also a co-founder of the collective FOPAR and will be exhibiting at the Prime exhibition next Tuesday, follow @PrimeUCLAN for more details.

2nd Year students assist on Amberly Valentine Shoot




Josh Payne & Bart Staszowski had the opportunity to assist Amberly Valentine (Uclan Alumni) during the shoot for the relaunch of Hedonist magazine in conjunction with Hasselblad, Republik agency and Luxe pr.

“It was a very glossy, sexy feeling shoot with 3 professional models, top make-up artists, hair stylists and stylists. It was in Velasquez suite in Cadogan Gardens, which is a swanky hotel in Knightsbridge. We both played parts in lighting set up and the general roles that an assistant is requested to do, ie brew breaks. It was a great opportunity to take part in & hopefully we will stay in touch with Amberly & other creatives that were involved.” – Josh and Bart

UCLan Students assist on Preston People Panorama

Award-winning Manchester photographer Jan Chlebik recently completed a major panorama project in Preston and was assisted by UCLan students. First year students Jemma Dooley, Alexandra Hartley and Alex Mealin were part of the team, as were second years Sarah Cullen and Thomas Orrell. Final year student Adriana Maria Mitrus also assisted.


The Project was devised and directed By Dovetail Together, a social enterprise based in Manchester.

The work is now on display at the Museum of Lancashire in Preston.