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Author Archives: Garry Cook

Best mobile cameraphones // camera mobile phones // phone cameras (for 2018)

I’ve written about the best camera mobile phones previously in 2011 and 2013 when this blog was on blogger. Buying a good phone is an expensive business, getting a great … Continue reading

January 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

The nonsensical and unnecessary school photography ban

Here’s a photo of my daughter’s school nativity play. Those of you with an eye for detail may notice that there are no children in the photograph. That’s because her … Continue reading

December 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Bradford Impressions Gallery and Science + Media Museum (Winter 2017)

At some point in the last few years Bradford’s Impressions Gallery was forced to undergo a big change. In 2013 there were rumours – in part spread by a Telegraph … Continue reading

December 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

PERFORMANCE: Outsiders/Pub Karaoke Photography Exhibition

In 2015 I did two performance photography pieces at the University of Central Lancashire’s Fieldwork Photography Forum. In a tale of lost photography and ignored emails, which I won’t bore … Continue reading

November 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Fieldworld Photography Symposium, part of the The Great Northern Creative Festvial

Field Photography Conference: The Documentary Impulse If there’s a photography conference taking place, you check to see who is speaking. If it’s Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen, you go to it. The Field Photography … Continue reading

November 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Why you need to go to an event.

[Unedited first version] Why you need to go to an event. Why everyone needs to attend events. I’m writing this from the perspective of a parent and a fan of … Continue reading

November 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

PHOTOGRAPHS: Light Up Lancaster (November 2017)

Light Up Lancaster was over two nights (Fri, Nov 3 and Sat, Nov 4, 2017). I’ve been to the last three festivals. This one in 2017 was a return to … Continue reading

November 6, 2017 · Leave a comment