Author: Colin

I am a photographer with over 20 years experience in the cultural heritage sector. I was Head of Photography at the National Gallery between 2006 and 2011 and have since worked as a freelance photographer in the cultural heritage and corporate sectors.

Updated Website

As it’s a new year, well almost, I’ve been giving my website a bit of a tidy up and new look. It’s been 6 years since the original website went up and I thought it was time to give it a bit of attention. The new look is more in keeping with the blog and…

Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao.

The Guggenheim museum, Bilbao, is now 20 years old so I thought now might be a good time to share a few photographs I took of the building from last year.

Sevilla

Just spent a very pleasant week working at the Museo de Artes Costumbres Poplares de Sevilla. A beautiful museum in the grounds of Parque de Maria Luisa. Below are a few pictures of the Museum and park furniture with added details of the Metropol Parasol at the Plaza de la Encarnacion (the modern structure).  

AHFAP Conference 2016

Congratulations to Tony Harris and the Association for Historical and and Fine Art Photography (AHFAP) committee on bringing together a great set of speakers for their annual conference 2016. The conference takes place at the Imperial War Museum, London on Thursday 10th November 2016. If you’re interested please follow the link below. http://www.ahfap.org.uk/conferences/2016-conference/  

Colour Management Procedure for 2D works

Attached are instructions for colour managing the photography of 2 dimensional objects such as books, paintings and maps. Colour Management Workflow for Photography of Works of Art V3.1 The instructions are written for those on a limited budget and although they assume you have a camera that will provide a RAW output, that you have…

Cultural Heritage at the Lucie’s?

Hats off to Dave Clarke, former Head of Photography at the Tate Gallery and now Chair of the advisory board for the Lucie Awards http://www.lucies.org, for attempting to get acknowledgement of cultural heritage photography. For far too long photography in the cultural heritage sector has been ignored in the wider photographic community and although organisations…

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Thought I’d just add a couple of panorama’s of Sao Paulo, Brazil, that I took whilst working out in Latin America last month. Thanks to all the people out in Colombia and Brazil I was working with. all the best, Colin.