New Year, New Project

Peppermint Swirl

Happy New Year to you all. I know it’s not pictures of Sheffield people, but I’ve got a new photo project for this year – FiftyTwo Teapots. Every Thursday I’ll be producing a new photo (such as the one above, which is photo number 1) and you can see them all at 52teapots.co.uk, so head on over if you’re interested.

Exhibition In Review

Downstairs
Downstairs at the Workstation – January to March

So the Sheffield 365 Project exhibition has now been and gone (I had planned to do this post sooner, but May turned out to be a pretty manic month for me). For a month it took over the gallery space in The Workstation and saw lots of people coming through to view the photographs (at least according to the lovely girls at reception). Putting on a show like that is definitely an experience to go through, and I admit that there were times where I wished I wasn’t in charge of it, however as with everything, you push through the bad and (hopefully) look back on something that you’re proud of.

This was the first exhibtion that I had put on, in fact bar a couple of times where a portrait or two of mine had been in a group show, this was the first time that any of my work had been exhibited in the flesh. In retrospect it probably would have been better to get a few smaller shows under my belt before attempting one on this magnitude, but oh well. “Learn by doing” and “Go big or go home” seem to be becoming mottos of mine! 365 individual photographs is definitely on the big side.

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Private View

Private View

Followers of the project will know about the exhibition of all of the photos from the project coming up in May (5-31 to be precise) at The Workstation in Sheffield, but here’s where it gets extra exciting. We’re having a private view and you’re all invited!

On May 4th from 6-9 PM we’re launching the exhibition in style, so come down and have a drink, peruse the photos and generally have a good time. Best of all, it’s free!

It would be great to get as many people who where subjects in the project to come along, so spread the word…

For those of you who like to do things in a Facebook style, there’s an event page for the private view that you can sign yourself up to: http://on.fb.me/ecm4v4

Exhibition Dates

I know that I’ve been banging on about the fact that the photos from the project are being exhibited in May. Well, I can now give you some firm dates!

The exhibition will run from 5-31 May and will be at The Workstation on Paternoster Row and it’s FREE. No cost to you, the good viewer. Of course, if you would like to make a donation to help out with the cost of putting it on then have a look at the last section of the previous post for some details on that.

We’re also going to hold a launch night, which is open to all, and stay tuned for a proper announcement of that early next week.

Exhibition News

Workstation

I’ve got some exciting news to share with you all today. I’m officially announcing not one but two exhibitions of Sheffield 365 Project photos! Firstly, several of the photos are going to be shown in as part of the Empty Shops project on the Moor during February/March and secondly ALL (yes, all 365 photos) are going to be shown in the gallery space of the Workstation throughout May. Exciting stuff indeed. Keep reading for more details…

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The Year In Review (Pt 3)

Snow View

It’s now time to delve into the final part of the big end of year/project summary. In the previous 2 posts we’ve covered everything from the geographics to the demographics to the technical mumbo jumbo. What we’re left with here is a bit of constructive critique, some thanks and a look to what the future holds for the project. Let’s crack on…

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The Year In Review (Pt 2)

Football

Today I present to you part two of the grandiose-overblown monstrosity that is known as my ‘End of Year Summary’. Whilst last time I looked at some general stuff about the year and a few geographical thoughts, this time we delve into the technical world of shooting the photos and I bring you a few more stories about the subjects of the project.

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The Year In Review (Pt 1)

365

Now that it’s all over and I’ve had some time to rest and reflect on the year that was the Sheffield 365 Project, I thought I’d furnish you with a few thoughts on the project as a whole – things I’ve learned/discovered/done/etc… In order to break it up a bit, I’ll be doing this over several posts (either 3 or 4 posts) and I’ll be splicing** it with random photos taken on my travels around the city. So, let’s get started with Part 1.

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Sheffield Blog Interview

Whilst I’m in the process of writing a positively gargantuan summary of the year, point your browsers over to Sheffield Blog for an interview with yours truly on the project. Thanks go to Robin and Sheffield Blog for being long term supporters of this project.

The first part of my massive year end summary should surface early next week (probably Monday), so keep your eyes peeled for that.

Competition Time!

Competition

Who wants a souvenir of the Sheffield 365 Project? Those with a decent memories may remember back in the summer I had 4 photos from the project on display as part of a Sheffield photographers group show at Bank St Arts (link).  I’ve decided to give those photos away over the next little while in a variety of ways.

Up for grabs are 4 10″x15″ prints – January 6th, March 24th, June 26th and July 7th respectively. To win one of the prints just tell me what your favourite photo of the project is. Either leave a comment below or if you’re more of the Facebook type, then go to the project page there (facebook.com/sheffield365project) and leave a comment there. It doesn’t matter where you’re from, I’ll post the prints anywhere in the world for the winner. On January 10th I’ll pick one person at random and they win one of the 4 aforementioned prints of their choosing. Simple.

If you’re feeling a bit stuck for inspiration on a favourite, have a look at the previous post for links to all the photos in the project to help you make your mind up. I’ll be giving away the remaining 3 as well in other competitions so if you don’t win this time, you’ll get another chance.

UPDATE: Congratulations to Dan Barker who got picked out of the hat to win his choice of the 4 prints. And he chose….. [drumroll please]…. Dodger in Upperthorpe from January 6th! Stay tuned for how to win one of the remaining 3 prints.

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