Tag Archives: Falmouth University

Dad – “People and Passion”.

I’ve been photographing Dad doing his everyday “thing” as part of a university multimedia project called “People and Passion”. He talks about his career and his thoughts as an actor and guru of poetry.

Here’s one that I think is likely to make the edit.

© Amy Romer 2015

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Harry Hardie of Here Press – amazing book workshop today

This morning I was lucky enough to attend a lecture by Harry Hardie of Here Press where he spoke about his journey that lead him from a degree in sculpture to picture editing at The Times, directing a London gallery and finally to the creation of Here Press publishers.

Harry compares Here Press to an independent record label – he’s not interested in The Greatest Hits album and stresses that the books that Here Press publish are the finished work of art.

Not only are the projects he takes on incredibly interesting but his books are beautifully made and lovely to handle. Each book is unique but they are always simple in design, every element somehow complimenting the idea behind the work inside.

I personally recommend looking into these projects that have been published by Here Press:

2041 – anonymous

Control Order House – Edmund Clark

Occupied Spaces – Ben Roberts 

ONO – Natasha Caruana 

I can’t stress how interesting these projects are. Here Press publishes work that challenges politics and raises important questions through the diverse medium of photography. Pretty perfect if you ask me.

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Peter & The Wolf for exhibition, No. 20s Wine Bar, Penryn. Now – May

Having talked in my last Peter & The Wolf post about liking the idea of sequencing the series of portraits for an exhibition space alongside the written narrative, I was given the opportunity about 5 minutes after writing out the blog post (!) by Celine from Cartel Photos, to submit one image based on the subject of ‘Movement’ for the new Cartel Photos exhibition (which is now up and running until May!).

It was great to be able to share my new idea with Celine, who was immediately on board and within three days it was up in the No. 20s Wine Bar alongside twenty other great pieces of very varied work across the Institute of Photography at Falmouth University.

It’s all still there so all you Falmouth/Penryn people, go see the work…over a glass of wine.

Peter and the Wolf, Prokofiev, Movement exhibition, February - May  2015

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New photo story on its way…

I’m in the middle of captioning my new story and have asked my kind subjects Kate, John and Alfred to check over what I’ve written in order to make sure I’m not about to misinform anyone about their lives!

The story is about the relationship between Alfred and his Mother Kate. Alfred has Asperger’s syndrome.

Here’s a sneak peak of the story.

All images ©  Amy Romer 2015

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Peter and the Wolf portraits feature in the new Movement exhibition, No. 20s Bar, Penryn, 19th February – May (Private View 19th February 5pm onwards)

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Come down to see more talent from Falmouth photography students where I am honoured to share my recent Peter and the Wolf portraits.

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Sculpting Falmouth Acting students

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Lighting a group is far more intimidating than lighting a single person. I find the process of organising people into places incredibly difficult. So I thought it would be easier for me to get my Acting models to engage with each other in movement so that from there, I could pick out dynamic moments that worked compositionally. At points that I saw something really strong I shouted at them to stop and rearranged them as I felt necessary and took a shot. We then all looked at the shot together and collectively made suggestions about how we could improve the composition. We all decided that something more organic worked better and looked less static so after finding a really strong shape between the five of them, I asked them to move in and out of that shape to try and create something that looked less staged, but that I had more control over. It was incredibly good fun and I’m grateful to the five of them for turning up, fully in black (!) and really involving themselves in what I was trying to achieve. I think they all look stunning. Thank you super movement people for your super movement skills. X

All images © Amy Romer 2015

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