Aiyush Pachnanda - EyeEm photographer of the year 2018

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Aiyush Pachnanda - EyeEm photographer of the year 2018

Photographer Aiyush Pachnanda has won EyeEm photographer of the year 2018 - a worldwide competition open to all.

Hailing from London and currently in his final year studying Photojournalism at the University of South Wales in Cardiff, Aiyush (or Yushy to his friends) sat down at our October #ffotonsocial to tell us about the award and his current photography projects.

You can view a range of Aiyush's work on his website www.yosnaps.click
Follow his University project exploits on Twitter @PJAiyush_USW
And his feed on Instagram @_yushy

Images © Aiyush Pachnanda and used on Ffoton with permission






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Kasia Wozniak - Wet Plate

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Kasia Wozniak - Wet Plate

Ffoton talks with Kasia Wozniak during The EYE Festival about her fashion photography using wet plate collodion.

Analogue photography - or for many, the look of analogue photography - continues to gain popularity in both commercial and personal photography. Even with easy access to high resolution digital cameras and smartphones that now yield clean and superb quality images, many photographers will at some time experiment with a filmic look to their images via filters or the borders surrounding them.

London-based photographer Kasia Wozniak specialises in true analogue photography in the form of wet plate collodion - one of the first photography techniques dating back to the middle of the 19th century. Ffoton’s Brian Carroll sat down with her at the recent EYE International Photography Festival 2018 following her presentation to discuss her impressive work and collaborations with designers and brands in the commercial world of fashion photography.

See more of Kasia’s impressive portfolio of work on her website kasiaw.com
Follow her on Instagram @kasiawozniak and Twitter @kasiawetplate


The video below shows Kasia at work on a series of fashion photography portraits commissioned by the Museum of London back in 2014 for an exhibition inspired by Sherlock Holmes.

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Dan Wood & Paul Cabuts: In Conversation

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Dan Wood & Paul Cabuts: In Conversation

Photographers Dan Wood and Paul Cabuts sat down for a conversation on Dan’s work, contemporary photography in the Valleys and Dan’s new book ‘Gap in the Hedge’

Saturday 15th September 2018

Hosted by The Workers Gallery situated in Porth in the Rhondda Valley, this talk seemed a natural extension to Paul Cabuts ‘Valleys Project’ talk at Ffotogallery 31 May 2018 as it promised to explore the ongoing lure of the south Wales valleys in contemporary Welsh photography by one of its own - Dan Wood.

Spookily describing themselves as, “Purposefully NOT publicly funded. The WORKERS is committed to being fully independent & creatively resourceful”, Ffoton couldn’t resist the invitation to visit the Gallery, listen to and record this fascinating talk. Enjoy.

Paul Cabuts introducing the talk in Porth

Paul Cabuts and Dan Wood in conversation - with a selection of work from ‘Gap in the Hedge’ on the walls around them.

Dan’s latest book ‘Gap in the Hedge’ is available to purchase from Another Place Press
See more of Dan’s work and projects on his website www.danwoodphoto.com
Follow Dan on Twitter @danwoodphoto and Instagram @danwoodphoto

View more of Paul's work and read his essays on photography on his website www.paulcabuts.com
Follow Paul on Twitter @PaulCabuts

Images © Brian Carroll

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Joseph Wright - Book Making

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Joseph Wright - Book Making

Photographer, book maker and member of 'Inside the Outside' collective Joseph Wright delivered one of his popular photography book-making workshops in Cardiff recently and we went along to talk with him.

A talented and passionate landscape photographer, Joe has gained recognition and praise for his creative approach to presenting the his own work and that of other photographers in beautifully crafted handmade books using a variety of techniques, materials and binding.

Enjoy listening to our conversation with Joe below and look out for his future workshops in your area.

You can find out more about Joe's special edition books and popular book making workshops on his JW Editions website www.jweditions.co.uk and @JWEditions on Twitter.

Explore Joe's own photography on his website www.josephwright.co.uk and follow him on Twitter @joearwright

Follow his exploits amongst the Inside the Outside collective on their website inside-the-outside.com and follow them on Twitter @inside_the_out

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'Gap in the hedge' : Dan Wood

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'Gap in the hedge' : Dan Wood

Derek the Horseman from 'Gap in the Hedge'. © Dan Wood

Photographer Dan Wood describes the background, process and challenges behind the 2 year project 'Gap in the Hedge' which is about to be launched as his first hardback book.

Ffoton sat down with Dan to hear more about this large body of work and why the ’Bwlch-y-Clawdd’ (Gap in the Hedge) mountain pass connecting the Rhondda Valley to his birth town of Bridgend was something he needed to get out of his system.

 
 

Gap in the Hedge by Dan Wood

132 pp / 250 x 200mm
Hardback, natural cloth cover
Litho, 4-colour process
200gsm Satin paper
Edition of 500

Visit his website www.danwoodphoto.com
Follow Dan on Twitter @danwoodphoto and Instagram @danwoodphoto

 

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