Highland Cow

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

F Stop Magazine

Had an email this morning saying that my work should be published in the upcoming F Stop Magazine. Sadly I can't actually remember what image I sent to them (i send so many all over the place!!) but I will let you know when it is up and available to see so you can see and enjoy! :) Here's their website for now - http://www.fstopmagazine.com/

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Hereford Photography Festival 2011

Entered a few images in the festival today. It's quite good because it's a lot cheaper than many other competitions and you get a total of 5 picture slots...im happy with that! I think they let us know if we've got through in early June. Don't you worry your little socks though because if i get through I will be letting you know......if not i may have a moan haha! No I wont really, i might, no i wont - it's a decision not to be made lightly!!

Here are the images I've entered, it had to be pictures taken between Jan 2010 and now other than that it was an open brief.

All images are Copyright © James Thorne and are not to be taken or used without written permission from the copyright owner

Monday, 23 May 2011

artgallery.co.uk mentalness

I setup a profile on the site artgallery.co.uk the other day and you upload 3 images for them to review then if they're happy your profile will be online. All free - lovely job.

Checked today and only one image was accepted because the other two had watermarks on which advertised my webiste (you all know but...) http://www.dottygallery.com/

Now what i don't understand is, i have the website and name promoted and mentioned throughout my profile which they have no issue with, but the same place/words are written as a watermark over a picture and this is wrong because it's advertising a website which isn't artgallery.co.uk?!?! HEY?!?!

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Today I am loving Nick Brandt's photography

Okay maybe not just today because there's no way of going off his work!! It really is THAT beautiful and reminiscent to me of my all time favourite photographer Sebasiao Salgado - so high 5's there!!
Go have a look at his work, it's guaranteed to make you go "oooooooooooh" http://www.nickbrandt.com/

Exhibition In Croatia!!!

So carrying on from the last post.....the reason Blur Magazine had emailed me this morning, and had been trying to get in touch with me, was because they wanted to invite me to exhibit the Highland Cow picture in thier Blur Photo 011, taking place from June 9 - July 3 in a central exhibiting gallery of the Croatian National Post Office, in Zagreb.

"Highland Cow" © James Thorne

Big up the cow!! good work cow!

Published and didn't even know!!!

So I got an email this morning from a very friendly woman in Croatia representing a photographic magazine called Blur. Here's what it is - "BLUR magazine is an international e-magazine dedicated to artistic photography which is currently read in around 170 countries all over the world. It is published quarterly in English and Croatian edition and it is completely free of charge."
She has been trying to email for a while now but I've not been getting them annoyingly. Apparently "Highland Cow" (i'm sure by now you know what that looks like hehe) was published in their magazine last year! So here is the link for the online magazine, you need to download it but it's free and doesn't take hardly any time, so please have a look through and see my little pic with my name by it (yaaay) in there http://www.blur-magazine.com/hr/blur-magazine-20/

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Twitter now aswell!!

So not only have I gone and put Dotty Gallery on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dotty-Gallery/166336376757239) , I've now gone all the way crazy mad insane and put it on Twitter too!!! http://twitter.com/#!/DottyGallery

It's all going mad now isn't it, it's off the chain!!! Well hopefully it goes mad anyway, and lots of people start seeing Dotty Gallery and all my pickie-tures!

Monday, 2 May 2011

Hornet Suprise!!

Found this Hornet dying in the living room, don't know what he was dying of but was pretty much gone and seemed to be going quietly without much suffering (apart from the death bit) so left him alone. But when the poor fellow was gone i decided to photograph it.

Went for the sweets because the colours sort of reminded me of a picnic, and how much things like wasps and bees love the colourful sweet flavours...i've never seen a hornet at a picnic, phew, but still...

So here's the picture/s i took. Enjoy!

"Overindulgence" © James Thorne