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Aled Rhys Hughes

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Aled Rhys Hughes

Aled Rhys Hughes IN CONVERSATION WITH Emyr Young
Haverfordwest, March 2019

Aled Rhys Hughes YN SGWRSIO GYDAG Emyr Young
Hwlffordd, Mawrth 2019

Aled Rhys Hughes speaking at Ffotogaleri y Gofeb in Machynlleth during a John Blakemore event in March 2019. Image © Brian Carroll

Aled Rhys Hughes speaking at Ffotogaleri y Gofeb in Machynlleth during a John Blakemore event in March 2019. Image © Brian Carroll

Aled Rhys Hughes was born in the Rhondda and is a photographic artist and lecturer.

He has worked in photography for twenty five years and specialises in large format photography using 10x8 analogue cameras.
He was awarded a gold medal for his fine art photography at the National Eisteddfod in Wales in 2005 for his 'Farewell Rock' series and his ‘Mametz’ series was exhibited in the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth in 2016 alongside items from the David Jones archive.


Y mae Aled Rhys Hughes yn enedigol o'r Rhondda ac yn artist ffotograffig yn ac yn ddarlithydd.

Y mae Aled weddi gweithio yn y byd ffotograffig ers pum mlynedd ar hugain ac yn arbenigo mewn ffotograffiaeth analog trwy ddefnyddio camera 10x8. Fe enillodd y Fedal Aur yn yr Eisteddfod Genedlaethol am ei gyfres 'Farwell Rock' ac fe wnaeth e arddangos ei gyfres 'Mametz Wood' yn y LLyfrgell Genedlaethol Aberystwyth ynghyd ag eitemau o archif David Jones.


See below for a small selection of Aled's work, reproduced here on Ffoton with kind permission of the photographer.

Yma ar Ffoton trwy garedigrwydd y ffotograffydd fe welwch gasgliad bychan o'i waith isod.

View more of Aled's work on his website www.aledrhyshughes.co.uk
Follow his current adventures on Instagram @aledrhyshughes

Gallery images © Aled Rhys Hughes and used with permission of the photographer.
Banner image © Brian Carroll


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Pete Davis

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Pete Davis

Pete Davis IN CONVERSATION WITH Geoff Young
Machynlleth, March 2019

Pete Davis YN SGWRSIO GYDAG Geoff Young
Machynlleth, Mawrth 2019

Left: Pete’s 10x8 plate camera setup on location in Penrhyndeudraeth, North Wales. And the man himself in his rather special camera black cloth.

Photographer Pete Davis first wielded a camera when he was eleven years old and has since gone on to hone his craft by being an advertising and fashion photographer and was a senior lecturer in documentary photography at the University of Wales, Newport for eighteen years - nine of which he was the course leader.

Known for his large format landscape documentary photography both here in Wales and abroad, the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth staged a major retrospective exhibition of Pete's photography in 2017 featuring work from across sixty years.

Ffoton are delighted to have recorded Pete in conversation with Geoff Young - co-curator at Ffotogaleri y Gofeb in Machynlleth in March 2109 where Pete’s work was part of a group landscape exhibition ‘Rituals of Intimacy’ - alongside work by John Blakemore, Peter Cattrell, Marian Delyth and Aled Rhys Hughes. This conversation was recorded following a morning event where the photographers gave a public talk at the gallery.


Triptych from Pete’s ongoing ‘Village and memorial Halls’ series. © Pete Davis

See below for a small selection of Pete's work, reproduced here on Ffoton with kind permission of the photographer.

Yma ar Ffoton trwy garedigrwydd y ffotograffydd fe welwch gasgliad bychan o'i waith isod.

View more of Pete's work on his website www.pete-davis-photography.com
Follow his current adventures on Instagram @petedavisphoto

Gallery images © Pete Davis and used with permission of the photographer.
Banner image © Brian Carroll


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Paul Reas

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Paul Reas

PAUL REAS IN CONVERSATION WITH DAVID HURN
Tintern, February 2019

PAUL REAS YN SGWRSIO GYDAG DAVID HURN
Tintern, Chwefror 2019

© Photograph Copyright Paul Reas

© Photograph Copyright Paul Reas

Paul Reas has a long career in UK photography during which he has worked as an editorial and advertising photographer before moving into education. Respected for his gritty documentation of the UK’s working class and consumerism, Paul’s colour work is considered part of the new movement in colour during the late 1980’s and early 90’s along with others such as Anna Fox and Paul Graham. Reas was one of the first photographers to be commissioned by Ffotogallery to contribute to The Valleys Project.

Paul has recently published Fables of Faubus, a 30-year retrospective photobook on his work and the title giving a hint to his love of music.

Currently course leader on the respected Documentary Photography course founded by David Hurn in Newport (now delivered at the University of South Wales course in Cardiff), Ffoton are delighted to bring the two friends together for an exclusive conversation on Paul’s work and career.


Contact sheet selection of the final image of the ‘Glowing Man’. © Paul Reas

Contact sheet selection of a considered image from same session with the ‘Glowing Man’. © Paul Reas

See below for a small selection of Paul's work, reproduced here on Ffoton with kind permission of the photographer.

Yma ar Ffoton trwy garedigrwydd y ffotograffydd fe welwch gasgliad bychan o'i waith isod.

Find out more about Paul’s new book on his website fablesoffaubus.format.com
Follow his current adventures on Instagram @paul.reas and Twitter @paulreas
Gallery images © Paul Reas and used with permission of the photographer.
Banner image © Brian Carroll


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Michael Christopher Brown

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Michael Christopher Brown

MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER BROWN IN CONVERSATION WITH RICHARD SAMBROOK
BRISTOL, FEBRUARY 2018

MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER BROWN YN SGWRSIO GYDAG RICHARD SAMBROOK
Bryste, Chwefror 2018

Image from 'Yo soy Fidel' © Michael Christopher Brown

Michael Christopher Brown is an American photojournalist and documentary photographer who immersed himself in travel and covering foreign assignments - including major conflict zones - professionally from 2006. Michael has been a contributing photographer at National Geographic since 2005 and joined Magnum Photos as a nominee in 2013 and was an associate from 2015 until June 2017.

Probably his best known work to date is his monograph 'Libyan Sugar' which won the Paris Photo First Photobook Award and the International Center of Photography's 2017 Infinity Award for Artist's Book. This unique book demonstrated his skill in using primarily an iPhone to photograph the Libyan Revolution from 2011-2012 where he covered several battles, was ambushed several times and injured twice. He survived the same mortar attack that killed his close friend and photojournalist colleague Tim Hetherington.

Ffoton spoke to Michael in early 2018 during a trip to the UK to plan his next book on Cuba where, as part of his 'Paradiso' project, he's been documenting the electronica music and youth scene in Havana. Whilst working there, he witnessed the national grieving and had exclusive access to the funeral cortege of the late leader Fidel Castro as it travelled from Havana to his grave in Santiago. Michael is currently working on a large documentary project on native Americans.

We were pleased and grateful to have Professor Richard Sambrook conduct the interview - an experienced journalist and ex-Director of News at the BBC who oversaw their coverage of the 2003 Iraq conflict. And thanks also to Martin and his team who kindly accommodated us for the recording on a busy day at The Martin Parr Foundation in Bristol.

See below for a small selection of Michael's work, reproduced here on Ffoton with kind permission of the photographer.

Yma ar Ffoton trwy garedigrwydd y ffotograffydd fe welwch gasgliad bychan o'i waith isod.

View more of Michael's work on his website michaelchristopherbrown.com

Gallery images © Michael Christopher Brown and used with permission of the photographer.
Podcast images © Brian Carroll.


Videos on Michael's work

Using the iPhone in photojournalism and collaboration with other creative practitioners. Ffoton on YouTube

'Libyan Sugar'. International Center of Photography on YouTube

Native America Project. DP Review on YouTube


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Bernard Mitchell

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Bernard Mitchell

BERNARD MITCHELL IN CONVERSATION WITH EMYR YOUNG
SWANSEA, January 2018

BERNARD MITCHELL YN SGWRSIO GYDAG EMYR YOUNG
Abertawe, Ionawr 2018

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Photographers Roger Tiley, Emyr Young and Bernard Mitchell

Photographers Roger Tiley, Emyr Young and Bernard Mitchell

After studying photography at Berkshire College of Art in the mid 1960's, Bernard Mitchell began his long career as a photojournalist working for Thomson Regional Newspapers. Bernard returned to Swansea many years later and in 2003 studied for a Masters degree in photography at Swansea Metropolitan University.

Back in 1966 as a student, he started a project to document the circle of painters, writers and musicians who had associated with Dylan Thomas in their homes and studios but that project extended to cover the wider arts, literature and photography communities across Wales and continues to this day. A new book titled 'Pieces of a Jigsaw' published in late 2017 presents a selection of images from his ongoing Welsh Arts Archive project.

Bernard gifted his archive of photographs of artists and writers of Wales to the Richard Burton Archive at Swansea University in 2016.

Ffoton had the great pleasure of speaking with Bernard at his home in early 2018.

See below for a small selection of Bernard's work, reproduced here on Ffoton with kind permission of the photographer.

Yma ar Ffoton trwy garedigrwydd y ffotograffydd fe welwch gasgliad bychan o'i waith isod.

View more of Bernard's work on his website www.bernardmitchell.co.uk

Gallery images © Bernard Mitchell are held and supplied by The Richard Burton Archives, Swansea University. Used with permission of the photographer.
Podcast images © Brian Carroll.


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John Bulmer

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John Bulmer

Ffoton talks with respected UK photojournalist and pioneer of colour John Bulmer. We discuss his career, work documenting the streets of the UK and warzones around the world - and his long friendships with some of the UK's leading photographers.

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David Wilson

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David Wilson

Ffoton talks with David Wilson - a self-taught landscape photographer based in Pembrokeshire who moved to photography full-time in 2008 after a lifetime love of photography and a desire to leave his day job as a civil servant.

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Simon Ridgway

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Simon Ridgway

SIMON RIDGWAY IN CONVERSATION WITH EMYR YOUNG
Cardiff, August 2017

SIMON RIDGWAY YN SGWRSIO GYDAG EMYR YOUNG
Caerdydd, Medi 2017

Doctor Who © BBC/Simon Ridgway

Having dropped plans for a career in Engineering and instead making a start in the rough and tumble of photojournalism, self-taught photographer Simon Ridgway now specialises in the exciting genre of Unit Stills photography in Television and Movies. His work for the BBC and it's successful new Doctor Who series in recent years has been seen all over the world.

Ffoton sat down with Simon for a fascinating conversation reflecting on his career, what it takes to be part of a tight studio production team and his plans for the future.

Wedi rhoi'r gorau i yrfa ym mheirianneg cychwynnodd Simon Ridgeway ar yrfa ym myd heriol ffotograffiaeth newyddiadurol. Y mae bellach yn arbenigo mewn tynnu lluniau ar setiau teledu a ffilm. Mae ei waith i'r BBC ar gyfres lwyddiannus Dr. Who i'w weld ar draws y byd.

Cawsom sgwrs ddiddorol gyda Simon sy'n sôn am ei yrfa a'r rhinweddau angenrheidiol sydd angen i weithio mewn stiwdio a'i obeithion am y dyfodol.


See below for a small selection of Simon's work, reproduced here on Ffoton with kind permission of the photographer.

Yma ar Ffoton trwy garedigrwydd y ffotograffydd fe welwch gasgliad bychan o'i waith isod.

View more of Simon's work on his website www.simonridgway.com
Follow him on Twitter @simonridgway on Instagram @simonridgwayphoto

Gallery images © BBC/Simon Regan. Used with permission of the photographer.
Podcast images © Brian Carroll.


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Simon Regan

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Simon Regan

Ffoton talks with accomplished Cardiff-based advertising photographer and videographer Simon Regan.

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Harry Borden

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Harry Borden

Ffoton talks with leading celebrity portrait photographer Harry Borden

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Daniel Meadows

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Daniel Meadows

Ffoton talks with photographer and UK champion of Digital Storytelling, Daniel Meadows.

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Chuck Rapoport

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Chuck Rapoport

Ffoton talk with American I.C. (Chuck) Rapport about his successful career as a professional photojournalist working for many notable publications known for their outstanding photo essays, such as Life Magazine, Paris Match, Time Magazine, Sports Illustrated and more.

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Jill Furmanovsky

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Jill Furmanovsky

Ffoton talks with the celebrated lady of rock photography and founder of Rockarchive - the very lovely Jill Furmanovsky.

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Rhodri Jones

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Rhodri Jones

Ffoton talks with Italy-based but Welsh-born documentary photographer Rhodri Jones - described by Magnum's Philip Jones Griffiths as "a Welsh poet with a camera”.

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Al Brydon

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Al Brydon

Ffoton talks with photographer and landscape alchemist Al Brydon, based on the edge of the Peak District in England. We discuss Al's love of walking and wandering (at all hours!) and the resulting images he produces.

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Peter Jones

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Peter Jones

Ffoton talks with retired Farmer and talented West Wales photographer Peter Jones about his life and passionate love of photography and Art.

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Robert Haines

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Robert Haines

Ffoton talks with photographer and film-maker Robert Haines, best known for his 1970's project 'Once Upon a Time in Wales' and its 2014 follow-up 'This Time in Wales' - both recording the close-knit Heolgerrig community where he grew up and still lives to this day.

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Marc Vallée

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Marc Vallée

Ffoton talks with London-based documentary photographer Marc Vallée, whose work explores the tension between public and private space in the context of contemporary youth culture. 

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Marian Delyth

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Marian Delyth

Marian Delyth has worked as a freelance photographer and designer from her studio in Blaenplwyf since 1982. After college she worked in an advertising studio before returning to teach in Coleg Ceredigion. Her work can be seen in numerous publications and she has won numerous awards for her work.

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Nigel Pugh

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Nigel Pugh

Based in Cardiff, Nigel Pugh is a Social and Environmental photographer with a passion for documenting and promoting the relationship between people and the ecology of the natural environment in and around their local communities.

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