Do you know where I am and who's book I'm reading.

Do you know where I am and who's book I'm reading.

Hello...

Welcome to my website, I'm a documentary photographer based in the UK.

I studied documentary photography at Newport and I have experience in editorial for magazines and travel publications in the UK.

My work has been exhibited at, the Architecture Centre, The RWA- photography open and Hereford photography festival, [Open Here].

I'm currently planning a motorbike trip to Sierra Leone for Street Child in 2017, please find out more, follow our progress and donate at www.jjbristol.uk

 

 

My Favorite Photography Books and Their Story 

As a documentary photographer, you love books, I think all photographers like photography books, so I'm sharing with you my top books and their unique story of how they are my favorite. 

USA-it's Geography and Growth 

There are two things that make this book very import, firstly it contains many photographs from some of the best known photographers in photographic history before they where the best names in history! Second I found it outside in the church yard of the honesty book shop in Hay-on-Wye, where you help yourself to rejected and damaged books for any donation of your choosing! 

First published in Great Brittan in 1955. This book, of which the text was originally prepared by the United States Information Service, is an attempt to supply a partial picture of the U.S.A in words and photographs, and acquaint the radar with some of the ways in which Americans have made use of their land and recourses.

First published in Great Brittan in 1955. This book, of which the text was originally prepared by the United States Information Service, is an attempt to supply a partial picture of the U.S.A in words and photographs, and acquaint the radar with some of the ways in which Americans have made use of their land and recourses.

If you have looked into photography history you may have come across the FSA, The Farm Security Administration "was an effort during the Depression to combat American rural poverty". 

The FSA hired many photographers and writers to document the plight of the rural workers and many of those photographers work formed the prose of documentary photography history. The cover shown here is from the FSA as many of the photographs in the pages. I'm particularly pleased to own some work from Ansel Adams on page 103.

I AM KING a photographic biography of Muhammad Ali by David King

I have never seen a live professional boxing match but for some reason while studying my degree in photography at Newport, I became engrossed in boxing photography, it was a love affair that took me to Cuba in the footsteps of Hemingway looking for the secret of the Cuban boxer, but that's another story.

"King was born in 1943, and studied at the London School of Printing and Graphic Arts (now London College of Printing) under Robin Fior, who describes King’s approach as ‘compare and contrast as a political stance’. As art editor of The Sunday Times Magazine from 1965-75, he collaborated with art director Michael Rand to create the new language of the supplement: features sporting dynamic picture cropping and processed graphic effects gave the magazine a cinematic feel. King forged important friendships with other Sunday Times contributors. With Francis Wyndham he compiled the first pictorial biography of Leon Trotsky (1972). King began supplying his own pictures to the Sunday Times, and an assignment with Muhammad Ali in 1974 resulted in the book I am King."  Christopher Wilson, First published in Eye no. 48 vol. 12, 2003 

"King was born in 1943, and studied at the London School of Printing and Graphic Arts (now London College of Printing) under Robin Fior, who describes King’s approach as ‘compare and contrast as a political stance’. As art editor of The Sunday Times Magazine from 1965-75, he collaborated with art director Michael Rand to create the new language of the supplement: features sporting dynamic picture cropping and processed graphic effects gave the magazine a cinematic feel. King forged important friendships with other Sunday Times contributors. With Francis Wyndham he compiled the first pictorial biography of Leon Trotsky (1972). King began supplying his own pictures to the Sunday Times, and an assignment with Muhammad Ali in 1974 resulted in the book I am King."  Christopher Wilson, First published in Eye no. 48 vol. 12, 2003 

While writing my dissertation I discovered that David Kind was giving a talk at The Photographers' Gallery and I just had to go, I have a recording somewhere, I will dig it out if anybody is interested in listening. It turns out that David designed many posters for organisations such as the NUJ and Apartheid in Practice and gave us all a poster Amandla! Free the Pretoria 12, made for the Anti-Apartheid Movement that went to print but were unused as the Pretoria 12 where freed. This poster takes pride of place on my wall as a 80's design classic. 

Amandla! Free the Pretoria 12!   King, David From the V&A http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O1260473/amandla-free-the-pretoria-12-poster-king-david/

Amandla! Free the Pretoria 12!  
King, David

From the V&A http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O1260473/amandla-free-the-pretoria-12-poster-king-david/

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