Tulipa - Celebrations

John Blakemore

Tulipa - Celebrations

Gelatin Silver Print

40.3 x 48.6 cms (15.84 x 19.10 ins)

1994

HC 11656

Titled in ink bottom left, signed in ink bottom right

One of Britain's most respected photographers, John Blakemore is especially known for his photographs of nature. He was born in Coventry in 1936. In the 1950s he travelled to Libya with the Royal Air Force whilst on National Service, and it was during this time he discovered photography. Further inspiration came from Edward Steichen's The Family of Man. He evolved his personal work to become one of England's leading landscape photographers. He worked in diverse areas of photography from documentary, through portraiture to still life, with a particular focus in more recent years on tulips as symbols of sensuality and elegance.

Blakemore is celebrated for his brilliance as a printer and for the detail, texture and tonal richness of his work. He is currently Emeritus Professor of Photography at the University of Derby, where he taught from 1970 to 2001.

Blakemore's work has been exhibited world-wide and he is widely regarded as one of the finest photographers and printers in the United Kingdom. Blakemore has been the recipient of Arts Council awards, a British Council Traveling Exhibition and in 1992 he won the coveted Fox Talbot Award for Photography. He was also made an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society in 1998.

John Blakemore's books include Inscape (1991), Stilled Gaze (1994) and John Blakemore's Black and White Photography Workshop (2005).

John Blakemore

Tulipa - Celebrations

Gelatin Silver Print

40.3 x 48.6 cms (15.84 x 19.10 ins)

1994

HC 11656

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