Author archives: Charlotte Bibby

A Photographic Journal: Hitchhiking Europe

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I became lost trying to define myself as a photographer as my priorities changed resulting in a shift from fashion-photography I had been dedicatedly pursuing prior. In February 2013 I was sat in the passenger seat of a car in Lithuania when I discovered an image of soviet architecture through the car windscreen. Two months later I was stood at the side of[...]

Looking for Wonderland: American Observations

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This beautiful series is made all the more enjoyable in the form a 124 page book Looking for Wonderland. Books are without a doubt one of the most satisfying ways of observing photographic work, arguably beaten only by framed archival prints. Scrutinising images on a computer screen is a far reach from the joys of touching the images in a well-produced pho[...]

Artist Interview: Keith Negley

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You graduated from Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design in 2000- how long was it before illustration became serious for you? I was always serious about illustration. The potential for taking out all those student loans and not doing anything with my degree scared me to death. Not making it in illustration was not an option. Unfortunately I wasn't actually [...]

Sami Angawi's Incredible Arabic Solar Punk Home

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The open courtyard, pools and fountains work to cool the house, and drip irrigation water the plants, which in turn adds moisturise the air to help cool it. The house combines modern constriction techniques with classic Arabic design. And Angawi doesn't keep this incredible design for just himself and his family; his home is a cultural centre in Jeddah, Sau[...]

Illustrated Interview: Saga Arbman

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These illustrations are available to buy from the Ghost Shop How are you feeling today? A favourite destination? How do you see yourself?   Your daily routine? How you deal with being lost? What do you do with your spare time? Another era?   What would you save in a fire? Your dream home? Your best advice for another creative? [...]

A Photographic Journal: Tainan

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During my time in Taiwan I spent as much time as possible exploring with my Hasselblad. It was the first time I had taken my camera out properly since quitting fashion photography and it gave me a reason to truley explore this new, bizarre country, more thoroughly than I would have done otherwise. A lot of these images were taken during Taoist rituals and c[...]

Photography Interview: Jonathan Salmon

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How did you discover your interest in landscape and documentary work? Photography can convey a huge array of subject matters, and it is this that attracts so many people to it as a practice to interact and analyse the world. Whilst making great images, photographers can pursue many other facets of life through the medium. Tim Hetherington was a humanitari[...]

Artist Interview: Midori Takaki

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Did you experiment with other mediums before choosing to work with ceramic? What was the process? No. Clay is the first and only one medium I have worked with. How do you think growing up in Japan has influenced your work? My work is full of what I have observed, experienced and felt in my life. Animism in Japan is wonderful thing. We see spirits everywhe[...]

Artist Interview: Oscar Nin

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How did you develop your style? What was the journey like? I started drawing. When I was a kid I loved comics and from that came the influence of black and white, I suppose. Later when I was a teenager, I discovered a lot of masters of art. In the beginning I had a dispersion with my art style, I painted abstract, sometimes figurative, I also made my own ac[...]

Facing the reality of the fashion industry: why I quit

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I had decided I wanted to be a fashion photographer and absolutely had to live in London as soon as I was able to. The move to London meant freedom from the boredom of the countryside as a teenager. Freedom to do what I wanted and be what I wanted. It was initially a huge shock to my system and people from countries I’d never heard of speaking languages I di[...]

Art Buying on a Budget

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But knowing where to start is daunting and there are a lot of places to buy paintings, photographs and limited edition prints, so here's my guide to buying art when you're not Charles Saatchi. Figure out your taste Tumblr and Pinterest are great starting points to make mood boards of the kind of art that interests you, even if $106.5 million for Pablo Pica[...]

Surviving South East Asian Traffic

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It's also incredibly dangerous with over 330,000 deaths by road traffic accidents in 2010, but there are ways and means to minimise your risks of actually dying. My main experience of scooter riding was in Taiwan. Taiwan is a wonderful country full of wonderful people, but as soon as you put one of them on a scooter or in a car all brain function seems to s[...]

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