Archive for the Photographs Category

Ai Weiwei at Tate Modern

Posted in 260MC, 261MC, Articles, Photographs with tags , , on November 25, 2010 by Mick Le Mare


I had some spare time in London on Monday after the Russell Tribunal Press conference so I decided to take the opportunity to see a few exhibitions. Ever since the Ai Weiwei opened I have been longing to visit but ever so sadly I was left hugely disappointed. Having watched BBC’s Imagine on the artist I was already prepared for the fact that I wouldn’t be able to touch or interact with the work because of the porcelain dust fears but I still thought the piece may have some impact.

Unfortunately a piece of art that from the very start was always intended to be interactive can never work when the interactivity is taken away, you cannot get near the seeds so unfortunately the floor of the Turbine hall ends up looking like it’s covered in gravel. I envy hugely the people who were able to take part in scenes such as these:

Every seed was individually hand painted by the women of a village near Beijing and each is absolutely beautiful, photographs such as this one show the gorgeous juxtaposition between the delicately hand crafted seeds and the powerful steel girders;

It is always nice to visit the Tate, I only wish my most recent visit could have been earlier in the month!

Coventry Cathedral

Posted in Photographs with tags , on February 21, 2010 by Mick Le Mare

I walked into the Cathedral today to take a look at their current exhibition on peace and noticed the sun streaming through the stained glass.

The Landscape Photographer of The Year at The National Theatre

Posted in Photographs with tags on February 2, 2010 by Mick Le Mare

Last weekend I visited The Landscape photographer of The Year at the National Theatre on the South Bank. There was a fantastic collection of photographs but I noticed that almost all of them were very open about the fact they had been heavily edited using photoshop or similar software. I personally feel this renders the competition an image contest rather than a competition between photographs. It is an interesting debate!

Coventry Cathedral Etchings

Posted in Photographs with tags on February 2, 2010 by Mick Le Mare

The beautiful etchings at the Coventry Cathedral were being cleaned today, unfortunately I only had my phone camera with me to take a photo of the newly cleaned glass reflecting the sun, but this gives a little flavour of how they looked.

Wildlife Photographer Scandal

Posted in Photographs with tags , , on January 21, 2010 by Mick Le Mare

Beautiful photo, terrible shame it’s faked.

The BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition is such a treat each year, I will never forget the first one I ever saw in Bristol. I have been to every one since and it never fails to be incredibly enjoyable

Phil Brooks

Posted in Photographs on November 30, 2009 by Mick Le Mare

I recently attended a talk from photographer Phil Brooks as part of the ongoing coventry conversations series. He is a very interesting character and clearly a very dedicated photographer.

The project he came to talk about, that has been at the core of all his work, is called ’60°North’ and it was a privilege to hear in such detail about the work that goes into working on such a project. He has been fascinated by cold ever since his University dissertation and his ongoing project is called so because it includes photographs from countries found 60° north of the equator.

Here are some of my favourites –

Light Show

Posted in Photographs on November 19, 2009 by Mick Le Mare

Firework night is not long past, this was in the Guardian on the sixth of November. It’s rather nice.