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Playful Practice: Louis Bever

The importance of the arts in our everyday lives has become even more apparent after our time spend in lockdowns. In this new series of blog posts Redeye wants to hear from photographers who take pictures for the joy of it, in particular looking at how photography can improve our wellbeing and be beneficial for our mental health. If you would like to submit your work to this series please get in touch at chat@redeye.org.uk.

 

Two images. One showing a person stood upon the side of a tall valley, back to the camera, looking out onto the rolling hills in front of them, trees at the bottom of the valley. The other image shows a cityscape. The cuty buildings and bridges and people are all obscured by the greenery and trees in front of it.

Introducing Redeye's Graduate Award Winners of 2021!

It's always hard leaving education and finding your way in the creative industries, but for 2021 graduates it has been harder than ever. To support graduates Redeye runs an annual Graduate Mentoring Scheme to pair up photography graduates with experienced industry professionals, who offer their advice, guidance and support. Each year Redeye selects some exceptional photography graduates to receive a Redeye award and a year’s worth of free mentoring as part of our Graduate Mentoring Scheme.

This year we have 4 award winners who we are thrilled to announce:

 

 

4 images, one from each graduate award winner. From left to right: Emilia Trafalgar, Jane Frieslaar, Katie Aird, Yelena Overchenko

Incorporating filmmaking into your practice as a photographer

There is a growing demand for photographers to ‘do it all’ and while this can be a daunting thought, expanding upon your skills may open up many more opportunities for you as well as adding to your portfolio. Photographer Jon Enoch decided to make the most of the lack of work in lockdown to further his skillset in filmmaking.

 

Writing and images by Jon Enoch:

Image shows photographer Jon Enoch working in a studio. He is taking a photograph of a man stood in front of the studio background, wearing a baseball hat and jacket.

NFTs - What are they and why should artists care?

All images by Rhiannon Adam

Image shows two polaroid photographs next to each other. The one on the left is a scene at the seaside in Margate, UK, where there is one boy sat on the sea wall and another next to him jumping off of the wall into the sea. The image on the right is of a cityscape of Bangkok during a monsoon. The image is very blue toned and has some smeared developer over it.

Feedback from Redeye's Mentoring in 2020

Redeye’s Graduate Mentoring Scheme is an opportunity to connect with an industry professional. It’s a chance to ask questions, seek advice or support, gain feedback on work, and chat through ideas.

We thought it would be best to hear about the mentorship experience from some of the 2020 mentees, so they have kindly written some short testimonials on their experience this past year to give you a better idea of what the mentorship can offer.

 

COVID-19 Case Study: Denise Hall

Our COVID-19 Case Studies explore the different ways the photographic community is working and staying connected through the pandemic. If you would like to submit a Case Study get in touch via chat@redeye.org.uk for more information. 

 

Image shows a lady stood outside the front door of her brick house dressed up as Mary Poppins. She is wearing a long black skirt, a white blouse, glasses, and a black summer hat. She has a brown bag over her arm and is holding an umbrella over her head even though it is a sunny day. The house has a black front door and potted flowers surrounding the door.

Working Through Change: Clinton Lofthouse

Due to the pandemic, many photographers have had to change the way in which they work in order to sustain a living. In this series of blog posts by Redeye's Rosie Dale, we celebrate the adaptability and resiliance of the photographic community during this past year, and highlight some of those that have sucessfully altered their business models, or tried something new, to continue working during what is now the new normal of the photography industry. 

 

Image shows a photoshop artwork of a lady walking through woods at night, She is wearing a hooded cloak and is holding a lantern to light her path. She is looking back over her left shoulder as four wolves circle her but she does not seem scared.

Working Through Change: Mark Pinder

Due to the pandemic, many photographers have had to change the way in which they work in order to sustain a living. In this series of blog posts by Redeye's Rosie Dale, we celebrate the adaptability and resiliance of the photographic community during this past year, and highlight some of those that have sucessfully altered their business models, or tried something new, to continue working during what is now the new normal of the photography industry. 

 

Black and white image of a man walking to his bike at the top of a beach. The bike is resting on a large concrete block and the man carries a large sack over his shoulder. It seems like quite a dreary day and the sand on the ground looks more like mud.

COVID-19 Case Study: Giya Makondo-Wills

Our COVID-19 Case Studies explore the different ways the photographic community is working and staying connected through the pandemic. If you would like to submit a Case Study get in touch via chat@redeye.org.uk for more information. 

 

Black and white photo of a toddler walking across the room of a nursery. The child is wearing a coat and is blurred in the picture due to the movement. There are tables and chairs set up in small groups around the room. There are drawers and shelves around the perimeter of the room and displays on the wall.

Working Through Change: Elaine Duigenan

Due to the pandemic, many photographers have had to change the way in which they work in order to sustain a living. In this series of blog posts by Redeye's Rosie Dale, we celebrate the adaptability and resiliance of the photographic community during this past year, and highlight some of those that have sucessfully altered their business models, or tried something new, to continue working during what is now the new normal of the photography industry. 

 

Image shows a black and white print of an 1833 watercolour portrait of a young women. There are dried flowers layered around the lady's face and more scattered around the print ready to be placed on.
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