Actions and Detail Panel
John Blakemore Book-Making and Sequencing Workshop
Sat, 20 May 2017, 10:00 – Sun, 21 May 2017, 17:00 BST
It's a pleasure to announce that we will be hosting a series of book-making and sequencing workshops with John Blakemore throughout the year!
John is an inspirational photographer and throughout his extensive career he has always expressed the importance of sequencing and presenting work in handmade books. This series of workshops will demonstrate important skills for any creative photographer and is an opportunity not to be missed!
Session One - Why Make Books?
In the first session, John will be discussing the importance of the photographic book and sequencing work. We will begin by looking at a selection of beautiful hand made books. John will then be demonstrating how to make several types of unique, hand made book throughout the morning.
Towards the end of this session John will be reviewing participant's images and assisting them in sequencing and editing their work. Participants are required to bring in a collection of their printed work which they wish to turn into a hand made book.
Participants do not require any equipment for the first session but will be given a list of items they will require to make their books prior to the event.
Session Two - Make your own!
In the second session, John will assist participants in creating a unique, hand made book of their own design. Although you are required to provide some of your own materials for creating you book with, we will be providing some of the more difficult to find materals like book cloth, book board etc.
By the end of day two you will leave with a finished and beautifully crafted book of your own design.
All sessions will run 10am until 5pm.
Once you have booked your ticket we will send you information on the materials you will need to bring with you.
If you would like any more information please drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01159867776.
John Blakemore began his career in 1956, emerging in the 1970's as one of England's leading landscape photographers. He later transferred his unique and elegant photographic style into areas as diverse as still life, documentary, portraiture and Polaroid colour. His work is included in the public collections of, among others, the Royal Photographic Society, the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Arts Council of Great Britain, the Los Angeles County Museum, the Fotografiska Museet (Stockholm) and the British Council.
John has had one-man exhibitions all over the world including London, Los Angeles and New York, and a British Council Touring Exhibition to Eastern Europe, South America and China. He has had five monographs of his work published, and has given public workshops for over 30 years, establishing himself as one of the UK's best known photography teachers. He also taught photography at the University of Dervt for many years and, recently retired, is now Emeritus Professor of Photography. In 1992 he won the prestigious Fox Talbot Award for his series 'The Garden Fragments of a History'.