Photo UClan exhibition: Launch event

We would like to invite you to the Photo UCLAN exhibition launch event on Wednesday 25th May from 4pm to 7pm at PR1 Gallery, Victoria Building.


The exhibition is a show case of a selection of work from students across all three years of the undergraduate BA photography program.

Third year students will be exhibiting new works in the PR1 Gallery, spanning a range of photographic practice, including, contemporary fashion, documentary, collage and the photobook.

A selection of second year work from the Photography and the City module, will be on display in the photography gallery area found above PR1

Year one students will also be displaying photographic publications, which have been produced over the course this semester, exploring a diverse range of narrative driven photo work.


We hope to see you there.


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.







Drag Queen of the Week

Manchester-based third year student Lauren Jo Kelly has been exploring the world of drag through her photography project ‘Life’s a Drag’. Working with five queens, each dressed her as their drag persona, projecting their own alterego onto her.

Anna Phylactic

Lauren Jo Kelly as Anna Phylactic

Cheddar Gawjus

Lauren Jo Kelly as Cheddar Gawjus

Lauren was featured on The Gay Agenda Radio last week as “Drag Queen of the Week” and was interviewed about her project.

Listen to the MP3 here:

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Open submission – Ozone Dave by Josh Payne and Megan Mandeville




Ozone Dave  is a collaborative project that I & Megan Mandeville ,  UClan fashion styling student, produced. The principal element to the project was based around enduring fashion styles. Megan chose the sitter & I organised the documentation processes. I found it appropriate that the sitter became in charge of the representation of his identity. This led me to give him the option of using his own old imagery & shooting on a basic point & shoot film camera to have past & present documents of him throughout his life. This then led onto postproduction work which enabled me to consider the possibility of the future of rockabilly fashion. His shop is ironically called Ozone, which ties in well with this perpetual space like fashion style. I was concentrating more on the clothes & additions to the human body hence why I have chosen to delete the visible skin; this also causes an uncertain anonymity about the work much like, where enduring fashion styles are likely to transpire to. This uncertainty & experimentation coincides with the way we perceive space & time; this is where I chose to link the two together in more of a light hearted humorous way. The gifs were put in place to remind us that the styles go through changes but repeat themselves sure enough.

Victoria Baths Zine Fair

On Sunday 5th May a group of 1st year students (Hannah Metcalfe, Alexandra Hartley, Alexander Cutler, Chris Teagles, Megan Bayliss, Elizabeth Old, Sara Leonard) took part in the Victoria Baths Zine Fair.  Housed in the wonderful Edwardian swimming pool and Turkish Baths complex, the fair was a great opportunity to present and sell their recently self-published photographic books, zines and newspapers.

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Zine 4

Zine 5

Zine 6

Zine 7


Fashion Film

As a companion piece to their recent Fashion Editorial submission a group of 2nd yr Photography and 2nd yr Fashion Promotion with Styling students produced this moving image work that gives an insight into some of the concepts behind the work and footage of on location shooting in Preston.

Ph – Sarah Cullen & Thomas Orrell / St – Fiona Standring & Sophie Learoyd & Daniel Ellison

The Fashion Image

The Fashion Image is a unique module that is studied by both 2nd yr Photography and 2nd yr Fashion Promotion with Styling students.  Each academic year students collaborate to share their skills as they would in a professional context.  For this brief the group was given the starting theme of Health and Safety to interpret into a 12 page editorial project.  This is some of the work that has just been submitted:

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Ph – Josh Payne & Isaac Mellalieu / St – Michelle Vacchini & Sophia Adli & Anna Latham


Ph – Lisa Stirling & Stephanie Celi / St – Sarah Eaton & Katie Bailey & Charlotte Wilson

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Ph – Sarah Cullen & Thomas Orrell / St – Daniel Ellison & Sophie Learoyd & Fiona Standing

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Ph – Lauren Jo Kelly & Nicola Williams / St – Sian Moore & Lizzie Bailey & Harriet Ashworth


Ph – Josephine Kabeya & Ashleigh Willer / St – Charlotte Cottenden & Ciara Reddington & Rachel Allison


Ph – Kate Allison & George Birch / St – Zoe Gray & Danielle O’Brien & Ettie Wexsteen

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Ph – Bart Staszoski & Adam Hutt / St – Tara McKenzie & Emily Long & Kimberley Howard