The Photography Show 2014
So today was the fourth and final day of The Photography Show 2014 at The NEC Birmingham! What a weekend its been… Not only have I come away like a sponge of knowledge and memories that have and will continue to inspire me through this year, I also bagged myself a new camera. Canon 5D MkIII… In love doesnt even come close to how I feel about this new toy, and yes it is definitely considered a toy. Because its going to bring me so much fun.
So I have already written about the first day (please scroll down if you are so inclined to read my view!) Heres what i encountered Sunday:
Starting off bright an early, leaving my bed at 6am on the day of rest, I was entralled by Rankins interview and sort of retrospective (so far) he seems as cool as i thought he would be…. The interviewer I found to be slightly awkward, looking for cheap laughs and mistook a photo of Tom Hardy for Peter Andre…. But Ill leave that there!! Rankin is amazing, massive inspiration for me, because he is different, and like different very much!
I wandered the halls and spoke to all the lovely exhibitors, lunch in the Bowens lounge (loved that! A Trade escape!) with a cup of coffee that I can only compare to eating a tangfastic, only… not enjoyable.
I really really enjoyed Joe McNallys talk on location and light, even though i was flagging outrageously (entirely selfinflicted) he was so full of energy and passion I felt great about my potential photographic career, especially because he is a ‘generalist’ photographer so he had so many different genres to share with us!
Today, Tuesday 4th
Buzzing, ready and raring with Caramel Macchiato, recommended very kindly to me by the barristar in Ritaza. I popped into Stewart Woods talk on lighting, great choice if I do say so myself! Another photographer with fantastic energy and passion.. Love it!
Having finally got to grips with the mapping and set up of halls 11-12 where the show took place, I spent more time enjoying than wandering gormelessly which was nice.
I finished my brummie adventure in the Super Stage (again, couldnt get enough could I!) With Terry O’Neill discussing some of his most famous photographs with Robin Morgan. I love Terry O’Neill, for those of you who do not know who he is, he basically was at the epicentre of the 60’s, what a lucky bastard!! And not surprisingly he is friends with Michael Cain. Google him if you dont know his photography, you wont regret it.
I spent the whole session in awe. It only was 45mins and that included q&a’s, but it was great to hear him talk about his photography.
It occurred to me that Rankin and Terry are somewhat similar photographers, even though Terry was part of the age before PR and agents … But wow thats all, such a great end to a fantastic show.
Bring on next year!