Last Week we had the great pleasure of spending some time with one of our very talented Photouclan Alumni, fashion photographer Bartlomeij Staszowski. Bart was spending some time with our year 2 students showing the latest directions his work is taking and his journey into industry from UCLan.
Thank you for the advice and inspiration!
Bart also shared his advice and amazing studio lighting skills with us in our workshop time, helping students refine their lighting skills.
Ryan Wagstaff who graduated this summer will see his work featured in issue 10 of popular contemporary fashion and culture publication Off the Rails.
The editorial piece is inspired by the Punk scene of the 1970’s but takes a contemporary twist. Set in the back streets of an undetermined northern town, Ryan explores class, northern identity and the classic do-it-yourself fashion aesthetic
Ryan, features in our next edition of NORTH which launches on the 9th of November. See here for more of Ryan’s work.
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.
An image by UCLan graduate Jamie Hawkesworth is on the front cover of the BJP’s January edition.
Featured as one of the “Ones To Watch”, Jamie also has a double page spread:
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.
Bethany Hewitt has been selected by one of the Source Judges, Sue Steward, Photography Critic for London Evening Standard.
“Fashion photography outside of magazines struggles for recognition as Fine Art and is often the least praised in competitions. Bethany Hewitt ignores the classic styles and predictable ‘shoots’, instead working with collage to challenge traditional depictions of women. By replacing facial features with cut-out patches of blackness, she ironically creates a new, unconventional, Dadaist beauty. The collage which opens this series, reveals her tremendous skill which results in a myriad of model-perfect faces and lips. Works on Hewitt’s own website reveal strong influence from the pioneering photo-collagists Hannah Hoch and the contemporary John Stezaker.”
View the series online http://www.source.ie/graduate/2013/selection3.html
Savannah Soul is my final piece of fashion work for the open project module. I decided to contrast traditional African hair pieces and make-ups with clothes from high street stores.
The pictures have recently been published in ‘New African Woman’ magazine and two of them have been published on ‘Vogue Italy’ website.
Gary Woods was selected by one of the Source Judges, Dagmar Seeland, the UK Picture Editor at Stern.
“Gender issues were the subject of a number of works. Some projects were executed with great sensitivity and clear personal involvement, but none managed to inject humour into the debate as well as ‘The Little Merman’ by Gary Woods. This reinterpretation of Anderson’s tale is told in dreamlike images with a nod to Tim Walker. A story for our time, convincingly narrated and tapping directly into topical social issues still capable of raising eyebrows, such as gay marriage.”
View the series at Source Online: www.source.ie/graduate/2013/selection2.html
Vantage Exhibition website: www.vantageexhibition.com
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
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